Two cases of dengue fever reported on IIM-A campus

Two students are currently down with the dengue fever on on the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad (IIM-A) campus.

Written by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published:August 27, 2013 3:40 am

Two students are currently down with the dengue fever on on the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad (IIM-A) campus. Eight cases of dengue have surfaced at IIM-A in the last two-and-a-half months,according to Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation’s (AMC) health department. IIM-A authorities,however,maintained there was only one such case.

Dr Kiran Desai,who has been working with the IIM-A dispensary for over three decades,said eight cases of dengue were treated on the campus since June. “While six of them were students,two were others living on the campus. All of them have been cured,” Dr Desai said. The IIM-A has a lot of greenery and is turning into breeding grounds for mosquitoes. “But we take utmost care of the campus in consultation with the municipal authorities,” Dr Desai added.

About the latest cases,Dr Desai said that one student,who was diagnosed with dengue two days ago,had gone back to his family. The other case was not dengue,but of viral fever. “There are 800 students on the campus living in the 38 dormitories in separate rooms. They could contract the virus while mingling with people outside their rooms,” Dr Desai said,adding that he has been tackling around 50 cases of fever every day on the campus.

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