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Friday, July 23, 2010

Bangalore : Beware! Killer dengue is back

Via Times of India :

" BANGALORE: Dengue menace is assuming dangerous dimensions in the city. On Thursday, Umavathi, 30, who was admitted with bleeding and fever on July 20 at Gayathri Hospital in Vijaynagar, succumbed to the fever.

Her blood platelet count dropped soon after she was admitted. Dr Sunil Mallesh, managing director, Gayathri Hospital, said it's the second death at the hospital. "We treated at least 100 dengue patients this year.

The main issue is platelets -- most patients have a very low platelet count," he said. Medical superintendent, Victoria Hospital, Dr B G Tilak, said, "The number of dengue patients are also high." "Bowring Hospital gets at least two to three dengue patients every day," confirmed Dr Satish Chandra, medical superintendent. K C General Hospital doctors witness six patients with dengue symptoms daily."

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