An 11-year-old girl died in a suspected case of dengue in Indore on Tuesday, a health official said. If confirmed by an advanced test, ELISA, this would be the fourth case of a death due to the debilitating mosquito-borne disease in the city this year.
Indore has recorded three dengue deaths so far and more than 65 confirmed cases of the viral disease. A total of 1,100 dengue cases have been reported in Madhya Pradesh.
The girl, a resident of Khargone, was admitted to a private hospital in Indore on November 2 in a serious condition. The hospital on Tuesday reported she had died of Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF), quoting the result of a non-confirmatory rapid test.
However, the district health official said her blood samples had been sent to Khandwa laboratory for confirmation through the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Integrated Disease Surveillance Project GL Sodi said: "Unless the report confirms, we cannot declare it as death by dengue."
Meanwhile, a medical team visited Umarthi of Warla tehsil in Barwani district after eight people were suspected to have been infected by debilitating, mosquito-borne disease. Sendhwa block medical officer JP Pandit said the team had already collected blood samples for a confirmatory test.