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#India, #Doctors divided over #debate on #chikungunya #deaths in #Delhi (Deccan Herald, September 24 2016)

 

Title: #India, #Doctors divided over #debate on #chikungunya #deaths in #Delhi.

Subject: Chikungunya Fever epidemic in India.

Source: Deccan Herald, full page: (LINK).

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Doctors divided over debate on chikungunya deaths in Delhi

Amid debate over chikungunya deaths in the city, opinion of doctors seem to be divided with some asserting only 0.1 per cent people run the risk of dying due to its complications while other medical professionals attribute the fatalities to the vector-borne disease.

"1 out of 1,000 people, i.e., 0.1 per cent run the risk of dying due to chikungunya complications and that too if the patient has co-morbid conditions. Chikungunya is otherwise non-fatal," AIIMS Head of the Department of Medicine Dr S K Sharma said.

At least 15 fatalities due to chikungunya complications have been reported at various city hospitals, including one at AIIMS, while over 2,600 people have been affected by the mosquito-borne fever this season.

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Keywords: Chikungunya Fever; India; New Delhi.

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