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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Delhi: Five ‘suspected’ dengue deaths at AIIMS; cases mount to 1,158

Five “suspected” dengue deaths have reportedly taken place at AIIMS this month, even as the number of the cases of the vector-borne disease in Delhi has climbed to over 1,150.
At least nine deaths due to dengue have been 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 put the death toll at four.

The premier hospital is getting several dengue patients everday in its fever clinics. All India Institute of Medical Sciences (MS) spokesperson Amit Gupta, when contacted today, however, said, “these five deaths are suspected to be due to dengue, but, we have not confirmed it yet.” 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.

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