Bengaluru reports first dengue death this year | Bengaluru News


The first case of death due to dengue was reported in Bengaluru on Saturday, a senior official said. There has been a recent rise in dengue cases since January.

The 27-year-old victim who died due to the vector-borne disease was a resident of C.V. Raman Nagar here.

“He was admitted to Manipal Hospital on June 25 after complaining of fever and died on June 27 due to severe dengue and multiple organ dysfunction syndrome,” Dr Syed Sirajuddin Madani, chief health officer of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, told PTI.

Two suspicious deaths due to dengue were reported in Bengaluru on Friday, following which the civic body decided to conduct a death audit today to ascertain the cause of death.

“We have received the report. One of the two suspected deaths due to dengue has been confirmed and this is the first dengue death in Bengaluru since January,” he said.

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The second patient, an 80-year-old woman, a native of Tamil Nadu, also had breast and stomach cancer and showed symptoms of dengue. However, the official said dengue was not the cause of her death.

With dengue cases being reported in the state, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday directed officials to take detection and treatment of the viral infection seriously.

Since January, 1,743 dengue cases have been reported in Bengaluru.

According to the Chief Minister's Office, till June 24, a total of 5,374 cases and five deaths were reported in the state.

First uploaded: 29-06-2024 at 21:26 IST

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