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Six-year-old girl is third dengue casualty in Delhi

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  New Delhi, September 27, 2013
First Published: 01:17 IST(27/9/2013) | Last Updated: 01:20 IST(27/9/2013)

A 6-year-old girl succumbed to dengue on September 11 at New Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital, taking the dengue death toll to three this season.

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Priya Jha, an Okhla resident, was admitted to the hospital on September 9 with high fever, low platelet count and unstable vital parameters, according to the doctors treating her.

The girl eventually suffered multi-organ failure and was tested positive for dengue through the NS-1 Anti Gen test(ELISA). Civic authorities reported her death on Thursday.

The city has reported 1,729 dengue cases this year compared to 47 cases and no deaths in the corresponding period last year.


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