Dengue claims 1st victim
By Express News Service - CUTTACK 28th July 2013 09:22 AM
Dengue reportedly claimed its first victim on Monday as a 25-year-old youth succumbed to the haemorrhagic fever in the City.
The youth, Iswar Rao of Rausapatna area, was reportedly suffering from fever for the last five days. He had reported at the City Hospital on July 23 and blood sample was sent to the SCBMCH for testing. The report from the Microbiology department had been received on July 25 confirming dengue. However, he had not been admitted to the hospital.
Dengue stalks villages on the city’s edge
By Mohammed Yacoob | ENS - HAROHALLI (RAMANAGARAM) 28th July 2013 08:15 AM
People in Anedoddi locality of this village 46 km from Bangalore are living in constant fear. Dengue has claimed one life, 35 have tested positive and 122 others are being treated for suspected dengue. Even a slight increase in body temperature prompts the 350-odd residents of this locality to rush to a nearby hospital.
Former vice-president of Harohalli Gram Panchayat, Nanjaiah, said the number of people suffering from dengue is more than the official figures. “A few days back, a girl named Sneha died at Vani Vilas Hospital and prior to that, another woman had died due to dengue. At least 64 cases have been reported,” he claimed. The health and family welfare department officials, however, said that cases of dengue can be confirmed only after conducting proper tests.
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, July 28, 2013 (Kerala)
Central team to study dengue cases
A three-member team of public health experts was in the capital on Saturday following a request from the State government to assess the dengue situation in the State and to conduct more in-depth epidemiological studies on the disease pattern here.
The team, including Kalpana Barua, the Joint Director of National Vector-borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP); B.V. Tandale, virologist, National Institute of Virology, Pune; and Ratnakar Sahu, Professor of Medicine, RML Hospital, New Delhi; visited the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Hospital (MCH) and the community health centre at Balaramapuram in the district.