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Dengue scare: Falkland athlete hospitalised

delhi Updated: Oct 06, 2010 01:27 IST
Rhythma Kaul
Rhythma Kaul
Hindustan Times
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A participant from Falkland Island, kept under observation in the emergency department of GB Pant Hospital, could well be the first dengue case among foreigners at the Commonwealth Games.

In his early 20s, the participant was brought to the hospital at 12.30 pm on Tuesday from the Indira Gandhi Stadium with dengue-like symptoms. Though the hospital authorities refused to confirm the suspicion, sources claimed it looked like a case of dengue.

“He was dehydrated, was vomiting and had high fever. We performed all the relevant tests; though the dengue serology report is awaited, it looks like a dengue case,” said a source, who did not wish to be identified.

Apart from the usual dengue serology and the test to detect his platelet count, doctors at the hospital also conducted malaria, liver function and sugar tests on him. The malaria test, however, was negative. “He has been put on antibiotics and antipyretic at the moment,” said the source.

Meanwhile, doctors at GB Pant Hospital also operated upon a female gymnast from Malaysia on Tuesday, who had fractured her entire face after her headlong act went disastrous.

According to the sources, she is stable post-surgery. “We must say we have extremely efficient medical staff, which is equipped to handle any kind of emergency,” said Delhi Health Minister Kiran Walia.