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Dengue death toll rises to 5 in city

Camps have recorded a total of 41 dengue cases in the first week of October.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai |
October 11, 2014 1:13:23 am

The city witnessed its fifth dengue death this year at Jaslok Hospital after a 55-year-old woman succumbed to the ailment on October 4. The woman, a resident of Walkeshwar, was admitted to the hospital on September 29 for treatment of fever. On October 4, she was declared dead due to dengue.

According to data gathered from the civic health department, the public hospitals and camps have recorded a total of 41 dengue cases in the first week of October.

Dr Om Srivastava, head of infectious disease control department at Jaslok, said, “The duration of hospital admission has increased in case of dengue. People are contracting the disease quicker and instead of recovering in three to four days, it now takes over a week to recover.” This year, the first dengue death took place on August 4 after a South Mumbai-based resident contracted the disease and passed away in the civic-run Nair hospital.

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First published on: 11-10-2014 at 01:13:23 am

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