Via The Times of India: Viral infection spreading, it's not chikungunya: Dholpur chief health officer. Excerpt:
JAIPUR: Just days ago, a prominent TV channel reported that patients of chikungunya in Dholpur district were being treated outside the hospital, lying two to a cot. A neem tree outside the hospital was being used to hang the bottles from which the patients were being given drip.
Mukesh Goswami of the Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sanghatan (MKSS) says his father has been diagnosed with chikungunya too. His brother had earlier fallen sick with dengue and is still on medicines. His nephew, he says, is now sick and under treatment. There is no clear diagnosis yet. The community health centre at Kachanpur in Dholpur district, where Goswami's relatives have been treated, caters to about 16 gram panchayats. There is a huge rush of patients here.
Chief medical and health officer (CMHO) Dholpur Rajesh Mittal, however, said, "There is not one person from my district who has tested positive for chikungunya. There is, it is true, a spread of viral infection." Asked why the virus was spreading so rapidly now, he said, "You might need to ask a senior physician. I am just an MBBS doctor."