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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

India : 5-year-old dies at private hospital in Chennai, dengue suspected

Via The Hindu :

" A five-year-old girl, suspected to have had dengue, died at a private hospital in New Washermenpet on Monday. One of her relatives has also been admitted to hospital with similar symptoms.

D. Raghavi, who lived on Third Street, Desiya Nagar, had been admitted to Priya Nursing Home on Saturday with symptoms of dengue. Her father is a daily-wage labourer, and the child was a UKG student of a Chennai Corporation school in the neighbourhood.

Her relative, Ravikumar (26) has now been admitted at the same hospital’s intensive care unit.
Raghavi’s death created a scare in the area, and political party representatives rushed to her home to offer condolences.

The Chennai Corporation however, denied the child had died of dengue, saying her platelet count was 2.5 lakh, IgM and IgG tests were negative and there was no bleeding." 

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