Woman dies of dengue in Shimoga

A 35-year-old woman died of dengue fever at a private hospital here on June 1, taking the number of dengue-related deaths to two in the district. The incident came to light only on Monday.

According to sources, the deceased has been identified as Bhagya (35), wife of Lathesh, an employee of the  Integrated Counselling and Testing Centre (ICTC), Health Department.

A resident of Arabilachi in Bhadravathi, Bhagya had been to her hometown Mallehalu village in Channagiri taluk, Davangere district along with her children for a short vacation. She had been suffering from fever for a week and was admitted to a private hospital here, where she tested positive for dengue.

District Health Officer Shivanna Reddy has confirmed that she died of dengue. Reeta (40), a native of Kadur in Chickmagalur district, had died of dengue fever last week.

92 cases in Bangalore

The number of dengue cases reported in the City this year, beginning in January, adds up to 92. In the last two days alone, 16 dengue cases have been recorded.

BBMP Deputy Health Officer Dr Manoranjan Hegde said the dengue cases are being reported from all eight BBMP zones across the City. However, there is a slight increase in the number of cases being reported from East Bangalore.

“I do not find any specific reason for this. These are sporadic cases. It is not that there is a stark increase in cases here. Compared to other zones, at present, we are finding more cases here,” Dr Hegde said. The Palike has begun its door-to-door survey and that should help reduce the cases, the health officer said.

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