The unprecedented rising cases of viral fever among children in northern India have heeded serious concern among parents and doctors. After a suspicious outbreak of viral infection in parts of Uttar Pradesh, now Bihar is experiencing a similar situation. The spike of fever cases among children in Bihar and the deaths of two kids has triggered panic among parents.
After a sharp rise in reported cases of viral fever, dengue, and malaria in UP’s Bareilly, Barduan, and Moradabad, Bihar is also experiencing a resembling picture. For a couple of days, with an increase in fever along with cough and cold, the medical colleges in Bihar have started to fill fast. The death of two kids in the Saran district has elevated anxiety among parents and activated surveillance stock in village pockets.
Doctors from the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP), have recently made the visit to Bihar’s Muzaffarpur and collected blood samples from the affected children. Most of the pediatric beds in Medical Colleges including Nalanda Medical College, Patna Medical College, Darbhanga Medical College, All India Institute of Medical Sciences have started to fill fast.
From Uttar Pradesh to Bihar, cases of viral fever occurring from dengue and malaria have created a matter of concern amid the hours of the much anticipated third wave of coronavirus that is expected not to be virulent as the second wave but chances are more to engulf the children. The doctors of Delhi NCR have said that almost 25 percent of OPD are getting filled with children having symptoms of fever, cough and cold.