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Monday, December 20, 2010

Trinidad & Tobago : Man, 20, warded with dengue after hunting trip

Via News Day :

" RAKESH Sookhoo, 20, of Mendez Village, Siparia, is currently warded at the San Fernando General Hospital being treated for dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF), a severe form of dengue. According to medical sources, Sookhoo was diagnosed with the DHF on Thursday after being admitted to hospital. Speaking with Newsday from his hospital bed, Sookhoo said he believed he was bitten by mosquitos while hunting on December 10 at Cat’s Hill, Moruga.

He said on December 12, he began feeling slightly ill but his condition worsened over the next three days and his family took him to the hospital for treatment. “I started to feel slightly ill at home, but never thought that it seemed serious. Over the next three days, I began to suffer with body and belly pains, strong headaches, weakness, and no appetite. On Thursday, they took me to the hospital and I was given a blood test. They even put me on drips,” Sookhoo said.

The results of the test later came in that day confirmed that Sookhoo had tested positive for dengue. Sookhoo remains on Ward 12 at hospital. Further blood tests are being conducted, while Sookhoo remains closely monitored by doctors."

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