Friday, August 26, 2016

NOIDA : Mystery fever stalks Sarfabad, villagers say 12 deaths in 2 weeks

NOIDA: Sarfabad village near Noida's Sector 73 is in the grip of a mystery fever that, residents say, has claimed 12 lives over the past fortnight. The district administration on Thursday ordered a probe to determine if there's an outbreak of a disease and whether it is the cause of all the deaths.

Sukhveer Pahalwan, a Sarfabad resident and social activist said more than 100 people were suffering from fever in the village. "There is panic among locals. The administration should quickly control the situation," he said. Residents allege poor sanitation in the village has led to the situation. Sector 73 and its nearby urbanscape have big housing societies.

The victims are in the age group of 21-72 years. Vipin Sharma, 22, a BA second-year student of Government PG College, Noida, complained of mild fever on August 15 and his family admitted him to hospital, where he was given medicines. Shri Chand Sharma, his grandfather, said the hospital did not admit him because, according to the hospital authorities, he hadn't shown serious symptoms other than fever.

"On August 16 morning, Vipin suddenly complained of severe chest pain. All family members were just planning to take him to a hospital when he collapsed on the bed and died," Shri Chand said. The sudden death did not give time to the family to rush him to hospital.

with thanks : TOI : LINK

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