HUBLI, May 16, 2013
Baby dies of suspected dengue
In a suspected case of dengue, a one-year-old boy died at a private hospital in Hubli on Wednesday
. However, there was no confirmation on it from HDMC health officials. Meanwhile, HDMC Health Officer Prabhu Biradar told the Hindu that two confirmed cases of dengue had been reported in Hubli and both patients were recovering. — Staff Correspondent
Fear of dengue outbreak looms large (Kerala
By Express News Service - KOCHI 16th May 2013 08:41 AM
A sharp rise in the incidence of dengue fever in the city, especially in Kakkanad, has raised fears of an outbreak. According to sources with the Health Department, Thrikkakara has 12 confirmed cases, the highest in the district.
One of the main reason cited for this rise in cases is the water collected at construction sites in the area.
Eight cases each were registered in Elamkunnapuzha in Amballur, seven each in Tripunithura and Mudakuzha and four in Alangadu.
The District Medical Office informed that as many as 724 persons took treatment for fever at various hospitals on Wednesday. Of these, 55 persons have taken in-patient treatment. Also, 95 patients took treatment for diarrhoea. The office also informed that one case of dengue was reported from Kumbalangi and two cases of rat fever were reported from Kochi Corporation.
Dengue fever cases on rise in Kottayam
TNN May 15, 2013, 12.21AM IST
KOTTAYAM: Around 50 cases of dengue fever were reported at the Medical College Hospital here on Tuesday.
Nearly 700 patients have been treated for dengue at the MCH from April 15 till Tuesday. Ward 24, where those with infectious disease are admitted and general wards have been overfilled in the last few days leading to a crisis.
Meanwhile, the approximate number of people affected by dengue is not available as many patients approach private hospitals for treatment. According to a doctor of a private laboratory near MCH, daily an average of 15 tests are being carried out for dengue and out of them 70 per cent tests are positive. "There are three tests for dengue - Dengue NS1 Antigen (costs between Rs 600 and Rs 700 depending on the testing kit being used), Dengue IgM (costs Rs 450) and Dengue IgG (costs between Rs 450 and Rs 500)," he said.