Second dengue death in city this monsoon

The city witnessed its second death due to dengue this monsoon with a 14-year-old boy from Worli's Koliwada area succumbing to it in Bombay Hospital Monday

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published:August 7, 2013 12:50 am

The city witnessed its second death due to dengue this monsoon with a 14-year-old boy from Worli’s Koliwada area succumbing to it in Bombay Hospital Monday.

Last month,Vishwanath Sahu (42),a resident of Mira Road,had died three days after he was admitted to Bhaktivedanta hospital. BMC’s deputy executive health officer,Dr Mangala Gomare,said Sahu came under the jurisdiction of Mira Bhayander Municipal Corporation(MBMC),and the campaign against dengue did not cover the area. “In BMC records,the first death against dengue has been registered on August 5,” she said.

Meanwhile,as per the data released by the civic health department for the first week of August,the city recorded as many as 214 gastroenteritis cases last week,bringing the total count to 2,695 this monsoon.

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