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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

India, Mumbai : ​735 dengue patients in Mumbai this month

Via Times of India, excerpt :

The extent to which dengue has spread in the city became clear on Tuesday when BMC officials gave out, for the first time, figures of patients treated in both private and public hospitals. 

As against 578 dengue patients treated in public hospitals from January to September, BMC officers on Tuesday revealed that this month had seen 735 patients.

The dengue outbreak in the city has cost 11 lives so far, prompting the BMC to call in experts from Delhi’s National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme and the National Institure of Malarial Research from Goa.

Till Tuesday this month, 615 dengue patients were treated in private hospitals and 120 in public hospitals."

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