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Fever sparks dengue scare

other Updated: Oct 03, 2010 00:12 IST
Siddhanth Aney
Siddhanth Aney
Hindustan Times
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The Indian CWG squad faced a scare on Saturday, with reports coming in of a member of the lawn bowls squad contracting dengue. Sources told HT that Ruptu Gogoi, from Assam, was taken to GB Pant Hospital in the Capital, and his condition was being monitored.

“Gogoi checked into the Village on the 23rd of September and has reported symptoms o dengue the following day. It is possible that he picked up the virus outside the Village. His condition is stable at the moment,” a doctor said. Though conclusive reports had not yet been obtained, the doctors confirmed that Gogoi had all the symptoms of the virus.

Gogoi is a substitute for the men’s lawn bowls squad, and recently participated in the men’s triples event at the invitational tournament that was held in Delhi as a test event for the Games.

A manager with the team told HT however that the dengue reports were not yet confirmed. “Gogoi had a low blood pressure problem, and so we sent him to hospital as a preventive measure. The reports are not out yet, so we cannot say anything for sure.”

With the waterlogging of parts of the Village, one of the major concerns of teams had been the threat of malaria and dengue.

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