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Central team deputed to TN to probe outbreak of febrile

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The central today deputed a multi-disciplinary team to to investigate the outbreak of febrile illness in certain districts of that state, sources said here.

The team was deputed on the directions of Prime Minister Modi after Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam him and told him about the problem, the sources said.

has witnessed a spurt in the dengue cases and the state has been trying measures to control it.

Panneerselvam, after meeting Modi, told reporters that the prime minister gave a patient hearing on the steps taken by the state to check the spread of dengue.

"PM has been apprised about the steps taken by the government and he has ordered a central government's medical team to visit the state to assess the situation," he said.

As part of efforts to control the spread of dengue, the Tamil Nadu government has decided to undertake a 15-day cleanliness drive in the state.

It has warned of action against owners whose unclean premises could lead to mass breeding of mosquitoes spreading the disease.

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First Published: Thu, October 12 2017. 17:57 IST