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Dedicated anti-Zika drive to cover all the shelter homes in Lucknow

In an effort to contain the spread of Zika virus in Lucknow, the Women and Child Development department is working its way to keep shelter home inmates safe from this vector-borne disease. According to the officials, the administration is undertaking various preventive measures under the ambit of the recently launched initiative. As per the District Probation Officer of Lucknow, the department is planning to initiate fogging drives at shelter homes to eliminate the risk of infection.

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Uttar Pradesh's 2nd genetic diagnostic unit to be set up in Lucknow's KGMU

In an attempt to upgrade the healthcare facilities in the state, Lucknow's King George's Medical University (KGMU) is all set to start a genetic diagnostic unit at the Queen Mary's Hospital soon. Notably, this facility will help detect genetic disorders early through the genomic testing of the foetus and newborn babies. Strikingly, this will be the second genetic diagnostic unit established in Uttar Pradesh.

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6th case of Zika virus detected in Lucknow on Friday

With a new case of Zika virus detected in Lucknow on Friday, the total tally has now reached 6. Notably, this is the first case that was traced with the help of the health team deployed to counter and control the spread of Zika. Meanwhile, the administration has made special wards for Zika patients in eight government hospitals across Lucknow.

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Highest daily spike of 24 new dengue cases logged in Lucknow on Thursday

Amidst the fear of an impending third COVID-19 wave, the citizens of Lucknow are now battling against the rampant spread of dengue as well. On Thursday, the city witnessed its sharpest single-day spike, where 24 new dengue cases pushed the season's cumulative tally to over 200.

Of this fresh rise, about 15 cases were admitted in Lohia Institute, 5 in Lokhbandu Hospital and 4 at SPM Civil Hospital. Reportedly, scrub typhus and chikungunya are also on the rise here, adding to the administration's health concerns.

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