Viral fever among children ragging in Delhi, Noida

By Jasleen Kaur - September 07, 2021 9:09 pm

Amid Covid 19 cases in Delhi-NCR, the surge in viral cases has been reported among children in various hospitals of Noida. More than 50 per cent of cases in OPDs are of viral fever in children. The number of children affected with viral fever is also raising in hospitals in Delhi.

"At least 50-55 per cent of patients are complaining about fever. Our institution has been seeing five-seven dengue cases per day in the OPD. Its seasonal fever that happens every year," said Dr Jyotsna Madan, acting director, Child PGI, Noida.

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"We are in the midst of an outbreak of viral fevers. We are getting a lot of viral fever cases in children. Almost 25 per cent of our OPDs consist of children coming down with fever commonly with symptoms such as cold, cough and fever. There are simple virals and in few cases of H3N2, which is a form of swine flu," said Dr Nitin Verma, director, general paediatrics, Madhukar Rainbow Children Hospital.

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According to Dr Rakesh Gupta, director of GIMS, Noida, "The total number of children with viral fever admitted in the hospital are six and one case is of dengue." "We are getting almost 30 patients daily in OPD with complaints of viral fever," he added.

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However, scrub typhus, the mysterious fever in Uttar Pradesh, has claimed many lives so far, 40 of which are children alone, according to the government data.

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Recently, a Central team visited Firozabad district and observed that a majority of the cases are due to dengue while a few are because of scrub typhus and leptospirosis.

-PTC News