11 fresh dengue cases push tally to 85 in Indore

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Indore
  • Updated: Nov 16, 2014 14:51 IST

Eleven fresh cases of dengue have been confirmed in Indore. The reports, which have been sent to Khandwa laboratory, confirmed 11 samples are positive.

As of now, the number of dengue cases detected in Indore is 85. "Indore is still faring off nicely. The situation is worse in other districts," said Dr GL Sodi, in-charge of Integrated Disease Surveillance project.

While dengue cases continue to rise in Indore and other parts of Madhya Pradesh, the death toll continues to be stagnant at three in the district. Many doctors are of the view that the virus has become a bit weak while the healthcare facilities have become strong.

"In spite of receiving 85 cases so far, we have only three deaths. This is a sign that healthcare facilities and awareness among people have improved," said Dr Sodi.

Talking about a recent case wherein a patient was diagnosed with dengue while he continued with his daily routine, Dr Sodi said, "The patient was taking normal medicine and did not feel even one symptom of dengue. When he was informed that he had dengue, he was shocked. A number of such cases are surfacing."

He said, "The good part is that we are able to control the disease. There are cases but casualty is very low. It is because of the quick follow-up procedure we have."

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