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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

India, New Delhi : Fifth dengue death as cases cross 3,500

Via The Indian Express :

A 17-year-old girl became the fifth in the capital to fall to dengue, as the total number of diagnosed cases so far this year crossed 3,500.

Yashica Narang from Rajouri Garden died on September 24 at Sir Ganga Ram hospital, a day after she was admitted there. Yashika had tested positive for the IgM antibody for the dengue virus through ELISA technology.

Four dengue deaths have been confirmed so far, including a six-year-old girl who died at Safdarjung hospital last month. Seven others, who died with symptoms of dengue last month and tested positive for either the antigen or antibody of the virus through the rapid tests, have been listed as "suspected" dengue deaths by the civic bodies.

According to officials, if patients who have tested positive through rapid tests are taken into account, the total count may increase 2-3 times."

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