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#India, Five #dengue #deaths in AIIMS, toll rises to 14 (Deccan Herald, September 15 2016)


Title: #India, Five #dengue #deaths in AIIMS, toll rises to 14.

Subject: Dengue Fever, ongoing epidemic in India.

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

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Five dengue deaths in AIIMS, toll rises to 14

The death toll due to dengue in the national capital has mounted to 14 with AIIMS confirming five more fatalities due to the vector-borne disease which has affected over 1,150 people this season.

"The five deaths from dengue took place between September 1-13," a top AIIMS official told PTI. On Monday, the premier institute had said that it was looking into the details of these "five suspected cases". Till Tuesday, at least nine deaths due to dengue were reported this year in the national capital, though the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), which compiles the report on vector-borne diseases on behalf of all civic bodies here, has maintained the death toll at four. The All India Institute of Medical Sciences is getting several dengue patients everyday in its fever clinics. However, the dengue cases are less than chikungunya, for which 1,440 blood samples have tested positive till September 13. At least 1,158 cases of dengue have been reported in the national capital with nearly 390 of them being recorded in the first 10 days of September, the month in which the vector- borne disease begins to peak.



Keywords: India, Chikungunya Fever, Dengue Fever.