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Monday, October 17, 2011

India : Deadly dengue - Private hospitals too record alarming rise in cases

Via Times of India :

" AHMEDABAD: The attack of dengue and malaria in the city may be more severe than what is reflected by the figures given out by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC). The situation is grave as the civic body has given data of cases in municipal hospitals only. Private hospitals too are recording high incidence of dengue, malaria and falciparum cases in the past fortnight.

Dr Bhavini Shah, director of pathology laboratory with wide network of sample collection from private hospitals in city, said that dengue cases have spiked in October. "In the past 15 days, 60-odd blood samples have been found positive to dengue," Dr Shah said. The number of malaria positive cases was 75 of which 50 per cent were falciparum malaria.

The AMC authorities have recorded over 400 cases of dengue, 300 cases of malaria and 250 cases of falciparum in October."

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