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Updated: August 14, 2012 08:50 IST

Dengue: one more death

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Huda Tabassum
Huda Tabassum

Authorities in denial mode, say only three have died

The city reported another suspected dengue death on Monday. Huda Tabassum (6), daughter of vegetable vendor Shaikh Shafi of Vijanapura in K.R. Puram, died at the State-run Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health (IGICH) after battling with symptoms of the vector-borne disease for 10 days.

With this, three dengue deaths have been reported from Vijinapura. The other two are Vishnu (16) and Irshad (24).

Although Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) health officials and IGICH doctors denied it was dengue, sources said that the UKG student was first admitted to Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital with dengue symptoms. “She was shifted to a private hospital after her condition deteriorated. From there she was referred to IGICH, hours before her death,” the sources said.

IGICH director Shivananda said that the child arrived in a critical stage. Her blood sample had tested negative for dengue at Bowring Hospital. “We are testing the samples and reports will arrive in two days. Although her symptoms are similar to that of dengue shock syndrome, nothing can be said till the reports arrive,” he said.

Meanwhile, a senior BBMP health official said that the city had recorded 315 positive cases of dengue since January. Although several deaths have been reported in the last one month, officials said that there were only tree deaths due to dengue.

Keywords: Dengue death

I like children very much....it's very bad news for me...

from:  sushma
Posted on: Aug 14, 2012 at 19:30 IST

I like children very much.....i lost my dad when i was in 7th class....but you lost your child...it's very bad news for everyone.....

from:  Sushma
Posted on: Aug 14, 2012 at 19:08 IST

My daughter had dengue last year around same time, and I still get nightmares about those days.. Hate these BBMP people never taking any resposibility and ignoring the filth that is piling up all over the cities.. this news is really depressing..

from:  Neelima
Posted on: Aug 14, 2012 at 15:34 IST
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