Thiruvananthapuram: As monsoon strengthens, the state is facing a huge rise in the number of patients who are affected with communicable fevers. The number of patients has reached around 30,000 within two days. One out of three cases is being reported from the northern districts of the state.
Malappuram alone has reported around 2243 cases.
12 cases of chickenpox were reported yesterday. 19 people have been diagnosed with dengue fever in Ernakulam and 7 were under the attack of leptospirosis.
The State health minister has advised the people to take necessary precautions against communicable fevers. The minister also suggested that corona, dengue fever, leptospirosis, malaria, chikungunya, flea fever, H1N1, chicken pox, Zika, monkey flu, Japanese encephalitis etc. are symptoms of fever and should never self-medicate and seek treatment from a doctor.