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Monday, July 15, 2013

India, Karnataka : Dengue cases jump 3-fold in state

Via The New Indian Express

Karnataka has more than triple the number of dengue cases from January to June this year compared to the corresponding period last year. And the powers-that-be don’t seem to be taking it seriously enough. 

As per the Health Department statistics, the same period in 2012 saw 745 confirmed cases, while this year there have been 2,547 cases so far, including nine deaths. 
And the number of suspected cases is also in the same ratio — against 3,733 cases in 2012, the Health Department has identified 11,135 suspected cases this year.
In Bangalore city, there are 372 confirmed cases and 549 suspected cases.
Bangalore Urban District in-charge Minister Ramalinga Reddy, though, said on July 10 that the city had seen only 78 cases of dengue.
These, incidentally, are just the cases officially registered by the state government. Dengue cases in private clinics and hospitals have not even been accounted for, as there is no system of getting these details."

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