First dengue case in Silchar

SILCHAR, Nov 9: The first case of dengue has been detected in Silchar with Nirupam Achatjee, zonal sales manager of a medicine company, testing positive for the dreaded disease. Achatjee reached his hometown Silchar from Guwahati on Saturday with high temperature and acute headache. He had earlier got his blood sample tested at a pathological laboratory in Guwahati . On Sunday evening, the laboratory report confirmed that Achatjee’s blood sample tested positive for the dengue virus. He was immediately flown to Kolkata on Monday.    (The Sentinel)

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