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Chikungunya: Death Toll Rises to 10 in Delhi

by Shirley Johanna on  September 15, 2016 at 3:19 PM Indian Health News   - G J E 4
An 80-year-old succumbed to chikungunya in a city hospital in Delhi, taking the toll to 10. According to the hospital sources, five patients have died due to chikungunya in the past three weeks.
Chikungunya: Death Toll Rises to 10 in Delhi
Chikungunya: Death Toll Rises to 10 in Delhi
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According to city-based hospital Indraprastha Apollo, the latest victim was a patient named Mahendra Singh, who was suffering from chikungunya.

‘Chikungunya triggers other health complications such as multi-organ failure, leading to death. Delhi witnessed the death of 10 patients, who were suffering from chikungunya along with other health ailments.’
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"The patient had multi-organ failure triggered by chikungunya and died on September 13 evening," a senior official of the hospital said.

The hospital is managing patients with fever, including chikungunya and dengue, as per prescribed guidelines, a statement from the hospital said.

Delhi so far has witnessed the death of 10 patients, who were suffering from chikungunya along with other health ailments also.

Medical Science says that nobody categorically dies of chikungunya, but if the patient is suffering from some other health issue, it may get severe, leading to death.

Ganga Ram Hospital had witnessed a total of four deaths since September 13. Bara Hindu Rao Hospital recorded its first death from complications led by chikungunya on September 1.



Source: IANS
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