Two students test positive for chikungunya in Khunti

  • | Saturday | 30th March, 2019

When more students showed similar symptoms, a medical team from Khunti sadar hospital went to the campus for screening of students on Tuesday. Ranchi: Two students of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya ( KGBV ), Murhu in Khunti district, tested positive for chikungunya , state health department officials said on Saturday. A team of officials from Ranchi also visited the school campus after their Khunti counterparts informed them about the matter.Health officials on Saturday said the Khunti sadar hospital authorities first collected blood samples of students from the school following reports of swelling in hands and pain in finger joints. We have also asked them to stop using the water from the well as there are chances that water is infected.” Initially, the students were taken to the Community Health Centre ( CHC ) of Murhu for treatment.

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