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Dengue outbreak: Toll mounts to 3

Cuttack: The death toll in dengue increased to three in Odisha with one more person succumbing to the disease here in Cuttack.

The deceased, identified as Sanatan Nayak of Tangarapada village in Keonjhar district was undergoing treatment at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack since last 20 days.

Later on August 12, he was admitted to the ICU after his condition deteriorated.

He succumbed to the disease last night at around 2.30 am, the nodal officer said.

The first dengue death of the season was earlier reported on August 9 when 35-year-old Som Prakash Mishra of Bihar died while undergoing treatment at the SCB. Later on August 11, Harihar Mallick of Basudevpur in Bhadrak district died when he was undergoing treatment at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.

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With this, death due to dengue at the SCB Medical alone rose to three increasing concern of the health department officials to initiate measures and restrict spread of the disease.

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