Over 55 people infected with the dengue virus were treated in different hospitals of Tripura in the past one year; all of them have been cured, sources said

Agartala: Following the outbreak of dengue fever in neighbouring Bangladesh, Tripura government has sounded an alert in all the eight districts of the state.

Speaking to reporters, health secretary Dr Debasish Basu said, “Since we have got to know the outbreak of dengue fever in Bangladesh, we have alerted all the eight districts. All the chief medical officers have been informed to remain alert. We have also launched awareness campaigns and adequate arrangements have been made to fight the outbreak.”

Awareness for those traveling from Bangladesh to Tripura is being conducted. Anyone having symptoms or fever is being rushed to the hospitals. All the primary health centres have also been informed to remain alert and keep a close eye on people visiting hospitals. Tripura shares 856-km-long international border with Bangladesh.

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Meanwhile, joint director of health department, Dr Pranab Chaterjee, said, “Existence of Aedes mosquitoes are there in the state and many people were, earlier, infected by the disease. So far, 55 dengue infected people were treated in different hospitals of the state in last one year and all have been cured so far.”

Over 15,369 cases of dengue have been confirmed by the authorities of Bangladesh government since January 1 this year.

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