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Dengue claims 2nd life in Rajkot city

This is the second death due to dengue in the city in two weeks.

Written by Express News Service | Rajkot | Published: September 21, 2013 4:01:23 am

Even as cases of dengue continue to soar in Rajkot city and the rural parts of the district,the vector-borne disease claimed the second life on Friday Health officers of Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) said Jagruti Parmar (24),who lived in Kiran Nagar,died at a private hospital in the city on Friday.

“She was diagnosed with dengue infection a week ago and had been undergoing treatment at various hospitals. However,she died on Friday,” said a health officer.

This is the second death due to dengue in the city in two weeks. Officers said a woman of Hasanvadi had succumbed to dengue infection early this month. Till September 8,the city had recorded 176 cases of dengue.

Meanwhile,around 85 cases of dengue were reported from rural areas of the district in just 12 days.

“The number of dengue cases since September 8 have gone up to around 178 from 95. A high number of cases continue be reported from Kotharia village,Shapar-Veraval and Lodhika,” Rajkot district malaria officer (DMO) Dr Mamta Joshi said.

However,no deaths have been reported from rural areas,district health officers claimed.

“We have formed seven teams of health workers to contain breeding of Aedes Eegypti mosquitoes and spread awareness among people about the disease,” Dr Joshi added.

Incidentally,Rajkot district collector Rajendra Kumar had also contracted the infection ealier this month and he had to hospitalised.

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