A REPORT prepared by the civic health department reveals that 228 confirmed cases of dengue and 21 of chikungunya were recorded in the city in October. Of the 21 confirmed cases of chikungunya, 11 of the patients are admitted in private hospitals. The report further shows that 33 confirmed leptospirosis cases were recorded in the city, and suspected cases of dengue have touched 4,098 in BMC hospitals and clinics this year.
A 20-year-old from Saki Naka succumbed to dengue after just nine days of developing symptoms, suffering from multi-organ failure in KEM hospital.
The woman first developed fever on October 8, and was hospitalised at KEM six days later. On October 17, she suffered acute respiratory distress syndrome and multi-organ failure due to the virus. Civic officials surveyed about 285 houses near her residence and referred at least three people with fever to the BMC dispensary for tests.
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