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Monday, August 15, 2011

India : Dengue toll rises to eight

Via The Telegraph :

" The dengue toll in Orissa rose to eight with the death of another person in a case of suspected dengue at a private nursing home in Cuttack late last night.

The deceased, identified as Prafulla Behera, belongs to Kaniha in Angul district. Four others from the same locality are also undergoing treatment for dengue at the nursing home.

With the Millennium City registering the second suspected dengue deaths of the season, the district administration swung into action today and ordered another round of blood tests of “dengue patients” undergoing treatment at various private nursing homes in the city.

The total number of positive cases detected at SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack, reached 132 today. By this afternoon, 55 samples reached the medical college for screening. Currently, there are 60 suspected dengue patients undergoing treatment at the hospital, out of which 36 have tested positive. Hospital sources said 12 were released by Saturday after recovering from the fever."

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