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Most potent dengue strain DENV 2 reported in 11 states of the country

A new variant of dengue has been identified in 11 states of the country, which has become a matter of concern for health experts. Although dengue is still under control, many cases of its new variant DENV 2 are being reported from across the country. DENV 2 or D2 is the most potent dengue strain among other variants of dengue – DENV-1, DENV-3 and DENV-4. Dr Balram Bhargava, Director General of ICMR said that this variant is very dangerous. According to him, the same variant is causing deaths in Firozabad, Agra, Mathura, and Aligarh districts of western Uttar Pradesh.