Dhenkanal: Chikungunya and dengue scare have gripped villagers of Rasasingh in Odapada block of Dhenkanal district after blood samples of six persons of the village tested positive.
Reportedly, few people in the village were suffering from an unknown disease for the past two months. Following media reports, a team of health department officials had visited the village earlier this week.
The team had collected blood samples of eight persons and had sent it for testing to Bhubaneswar. While six samples tested positive for chikungunya, four among them also tested positive for dengue.
In view of this Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO) Niranjan Mishra has said that steps will be taken to eradicate mosquitoes in the area.