City sees seventh dengue death since April

The city witnessed the seventh death due to dengue since April this year after a 65-year-old man from Gokhalenagar who was suffering from diabetes mellitus passed away at Ratna Hospital on Wednesday, acting chief medical officer of PMC, Dr S T Pardeshi said.

He added that dengue cases are on the decline as surveillance measures were already underway.

Dr Vaishali Jadhav, insect control officer in charge at PMC said the patient, who was a diabetic, had several complications since his admission on October 31.

He had symptoms like fever and his condition worsened due to dengue.

However, PMC officials say that with the onset of winter, the number of dengue cases have declined. The dengue mosquitoes are not able to survive in cooler temperatures, doctors said.

The PMC communicable diseases report stated that 15 new cases of dengue were detected on Wednesday. This year, there have been 825 cases of dengue and 133 malaria cases.

Meanwhile, the civic health department has stepped up its surveillance for H1N1 virus cases. There have been 33 deaths due to H1N1. A total of 32,225 persons have been administered with Tami flu tablets out of 1.7 lakh persons who were screened. Of 3655 persons whose swabs were taken, 490 were found positive. A total of 455 persons have been successfully treated, with one person presently on ventilator


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