Girl dies of dengue in Shikaripur taluk

Following the death of a 11-year-old girl from dengue in Baganakatte in Shikaripur taluk, the Department of Health and Family Welfare has sounded an alert in the village.

The deceased has been identified as Keerthi, who was studying in fifth standard in the village. On August 2, she had complained of fever and body ache. She was treated at the primary health centre in Maaravalli village and at a private clinic in Shikaripur town. When her health condition aggravated, she was admitted to a private hospital in Shivamogga city for treatment. On Monday, she breathed her last.


Venkatesh B.C., District Health Officer, told
The Hindu
that following the incident, a team of medical experts visited Baganakatte village and created awareness among the people on the measures to be taken to prevent the outbreak of epidemic diseases.

Barring the deceased, no other person was found suffering from symptoms related to dengue in the village.

The anganwadi workers and Accredited Social Health Activists have been on door-to-door visits in the village to identify larvae breeding centres.

The samples of water collected from houses in the locality where the victim’s family was residing have been sent to the laboratory for tests. The gram panchayat has also undertaken fogging operation to control mosquito menace in the village, he said.

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