One-and-a-half year old child died at the Vaatsalya Hospital on Sunday morning due to suspected dengue fever.

According to sources in the hospital, the child was identified as Ajay of Honnali taluk in Davangere district.

The child was admitted on Saturday following severe illness and died around 9.40 a.m.

Two more patients – Yogish (11) of Bhadravati and Shivkumar (One year and eight months) of Honnali – were suffering from symptoms of dengue fever.

Symptoms

According to Dr. Dhananjay Sarji of the hospital, 82 cases were reported with dengue symptoms.

As per laboratory reports, out of 60 patients, 19 tested positive for dengue fever.

District Health Officer Dr. Channabasappa said steps had been taken to control the spread of dengue.

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