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Friday, October 11, 2013

India, New Delhi : In three days, 382 dengue cases

Via The Indian Express :

As many as 382 new cases of dengue were confirmed in the last three days, taking the number of persons affected by the virus this year to 3,298. Till Monday, the civic bodies had confirmed 2,916 cases.

Four dengue deaths have been confirmed so far. Seven other patients 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.

This count only includes patients who are testing positive through dengue tests under the ELISA technology, while most private hospitals and several diagnostic laboratories are continuing tests through rapid diagnostic kits."

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