Patna, October 7, 2019:

The fear of epidemic outbreak has gripped the flood-hit areas of Bihar.

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After the water level receded, more than a thousand cases of dengue were reported across the flood-hit areas of the state. Around 700 cases have been reported from the state capital, Patna itself. A few cases of Chickengunya have also been reported.

Bhagalpur, Nalanda, Saran and Vaishali, apart from the state capital, are the ones affected with Dengue and Chickengunya cases.

It may be mentioned here that the state has cancelled the leaves of all the government doctors so that the people have access to doctors in the affected areas. Authorities have also launched a fumigation drive to combat the mosquito borne disease from spreading further in water logged areas.

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More than a hundred people across Uttar Pradesh and Bihar died due to incessant rainfall in the past few days. Several houses and walls had collapsed in the past few days, leaving people residing in the eastern part of UP the worst-hit.

It is to be mentioned that heavy rainfall was also been reported in Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. Several people were affected from September 25-30.

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Over 22 lakh people, living in around 1004 villages of 15 districts of Bihar are reeling under the impact of floods.

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