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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

India : Dengue raises head in Tricity

Via Times of India :

" CHANDIGARH: Dengue made its first appearance of the season in Tricity when a resident of Sector 15, Panchkula, Vikas Verma, 35, was referred to Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, on Sunday.

He was sent there from Government Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula, after a private laboratory confirmed his condition. His blood platelet count was below 20,000 at the time.

Doctors at GMCH-32 said on Monday that a platelet transfusion had been carried out on the patient. "His condition is stable," stated hospital's medical superintendent Dr Vipin Kaushal.

The hospital has handled 10 cases of dengue in past three months. "None of those cases were from the city. Since August 2010, we have seen 15 such cases," said an official from UT health department."

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