Fever :: Outbreak of viral fever in Kerala, India

Taking a serious note of the outbreak of viral fever in Kerala, India, the Kerala state government decided to convene an all-party meet on June 8 to work out plans for tackling the problem besides seeking help from the Centre.

A ‘cleanliness day’ would be observed across the state on June 12 as part of the efforts to contain the spread of the fever and other contagious diseases, Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan told reporters here.

The state would also be bringing the matter to the attention of the Centre and seek assistance and expertise to deal with the situation.

While media reports said the outbreak of fever had so far claimed at least 11 lives, the state Health Department is yet to confirm casualties due to the viral infection.

About 10,000 patients have been admitted in government hospitals in Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Kollam and Alappuzha districts, which are the worst hit by the spread of the fever, health officials said.

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