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GET TESTED IMMEDIATELY IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS: DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH DR BIJAY MOHAPATRA

Sarojini Bishi

Bhubaneswar: Director of Public Health Dr. Bijay Mohapatra warned pregnant women about rubella virus. If a pregnant woman gets rubella, the virus appears in the baby’s area from birth. That’s why Public Health Director Bijay Mohapatra advised the pregnant women who have such symptoms to get tested immediately.

So far 18 people in 2 blocks of Nabarangpur have symptoms. Everyone’s health is stable, don’t panic. Yesterday, 2 rubella virus patients were identified from Nabarangpur. Infected 2 children of Podalguda village, Nandahandi block, Nabarangpur district. The age of two children are 7 and 2 years respectively. After the detection of rubella, a team of WHO and district health department reached the village and assessed the situation.

It is worth noting that in this disease, the color of the face becomes pink and there are small cracks in the ears and neck. In pregnant women, such diseases affect the fetus and there is a possibility of heart disease and brain malformations. Infected patients are advised to stay in isolation. Apart from this, information has been issued by the directorate of health to alert people and keep in touch with health workers.

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