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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

India, Mumbai : 8th dengue death in city, 660 cases so far this year

Via The Indian Express, excerpt :

A 20-year-old pregnant woman succumbed to dengue on Monday. This is the eighth dengue death in the city since the onset of monsoon. While six deaths were reported by BMC, one was reported by Mira-Bhayander Municipal Corporation (MBMC).

Ruby Shaikh, a resident of Sakinaka, was nine months pregnant when she contracted malaria last month. 

"She complained of high fever. When we admitted her in a private nursing home, she tested positive for malaria as well as dengue," said her brother Meezan Shaikh.

According to Meezan, Ruby was transferred to JJ hospital after two days as her condition became critical.

In the next 22 days, she suffered kidney failure and partial paralysis. "Ruby lost her baby a little before she died," Meezan said.

Meezan alleged that BMC had not carried out fumigation in Sakinaka for a long time."

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