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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

India : Dengue claims two more lives in south Delhi

Via Times of India :

 The dengue death toll in the capital reached three on Tuesday with two more succumbing to the disease at a private hospital in south Delhi. One of them was an ENT specialist in the same hospital. 

"Both the patients were admitted to our hospital in serious condition. They had high fever and difficulty in breathing. The symptoms did not improve after medications. They finally succumbed due to multi-organ failure," said Dr Virendra Anand, senior consultant, internal medicine at Moolchand Medcity Hospital. He said that dengue was confirmed through NS1 antigen test in both the cases. 

"The hospital staff is in complete shock. Our colleague was healthy a week ago. He was admitted to the hospital on September 3 with high fever, difficulty in breathing and rapidly falling platelet count. When his condition did not improve, he was shifted to the ICU. But he died," said a hospital doctor, who did not wish to be named. 

A 22-year-old youth, domestic breeding checker with the North Delhi Municipal Corporation, had died due to dengue at Max Super Specialty Hospital in Shalimar Bagh on September 1."

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