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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

India, New Delhi : Hospitals out of beds as dengue count hits 466

Article via Times of India :

 The rise in the number of dengue cases in the capital has led to an acute shortage of beds at most hospitals in the city. In September alone, 304 cases of the mosquito-borne disease have been reported. 

A total of 466 cases have been reported this season. The municipal corporation claims there have been no deaths due to dengue so far, but reports from private hospitals suggest three dengue deaths have occurred in the past month. 

Low platelet count, experts say, is one sign of dengue but symptoms such as dehydration, breathlessness, severe pain in the abdomen and bleeding from natural orifices also must not be overlooked."

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