Ganjam: Eight persons including two women have died while another 50 persons have been undergoing treatment for an unknown fever in village Nolia Gaon under Palibandh panchayat of Ganjam block. While two persons died on December 3, the disease claimed one more person on the next day. With five more persons dying on December 5, the death toll due to the unknown disease has mounted up to eight till date.
A team of doctors from the MKCG medical college and hospital hoped that the disease could only be diagnosed after receiving the blood examination reports. The patients experience severe headache and high temperature due to the attack of the fever. Lack of medical facilities too has aggravated the situation.