Two women residents were tested positive for Chikungunya in Panchkula on Monday. This was days after the first case of Chikungunya was reported from Chandigarh.
One of the women is a resident of Industrial Area, Chandigarh, and is aged around 40 years. She visited the hospital last week and was discharged after treatment. While the other woman is a resident of Sector 15, Panchkula, and was tested positive for Chikungunya on Monday.
“Both were in the age group of 40-50 years and have been discharged after treatment. One of them had been traveling for the past few days, and it is suspected that she might have contracted the infection then,” said a health official.
Among the major symptoms of Chikungunya are fever and joint pain, which persists for a long time, even after the treatment is started. The General Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula, has also set up a fever OPD for cases of malaria, dengue and Chikungunya.
As many as 134 cases of malaria and 44 cases of dengue have been reported in Panchkula so far.