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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

India : Niali youth tests positive for dengue

Via Times of India :

" BHUBANESWAR: Dengue continues to haunt Odisha as a 24-year-old man tested positive for the mosquito-borne disease, sources said on Tuesday. This is the third case in the past one month.

The man from Cuttack's Niali area tested positive for both dengue and malaria. He has been admitted to a private hospital for the past four days and shifted to Capital Hospital on Monday evening.

Chief medical officer (CMO) of the hospital Dr Sudarshan Das said the man is stable. "The private hospital test says that the man suffered from dengue and malaria. He has symptoms of dengue. We are treating him for dengue and malaria and sent fresh samples for confirmation," Das said. The confirmatory test results are likely to come on Wednesday, he added.

Hospital sources said the man had low platelet count and was given three transfusions of the blood component. Nodal officer in-charge for vector-borne diseases Dr Pramila Baral said the health department has started investigating to figure out the source of the transmission. Of the earlier two cases, one was detected from Cuttack district while another was found in the adjacent Jajpur district."

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