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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

India, Tamil Nadu : 3 districts put on alert after dengue outbreak in Madurai

Via The Hindu :

" Dengue fever has claimed an early casualty in the city.

Fourteen-year-old Sahana Bindhuja, daughter of AIADMK Councillor M.Shahirsha of Ward 17, representing Ellis Nagar, died at a leading private hospital in the city in the early hours of Tuesday following severe bleeding and a fall in her blood platelet count.

According to hospital authorities, the girl was shifted to the hospital at 6.30 p.m. on Monday on the advice of a paediatrician in Arasaradi.

She had high fever for the past few days and was admitted to a private hospital here in a critical condition. Despite ventilator support and emergency dengue control treatment, the girl succumbed at 2.55 a.m.

Hospital sources said lab reports had confirmed that the girl had tested positive for dengue fever."

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