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One dead, 65 cases of dengue reported in Jammu and Kashmir

Last Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013 - 17:37

Jammu: One woman has died and 65 others have been suffering from symptoms of dengue in the Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir.
24-year-old Pooja Devi of Samba died at a hospital at Ludhiana in Punjab on September 28 and 65 others were admitted to different hospitals of the district with symptoms of dengue, Samba District Commissioner (RC) R K Verma said.

Pooja fell ill on September 21 and was first taken to the district hospital in Samba where doctors confirmed it as a case of dengue, officials said.

After primary treatment, she was referred to the Army Hospital at Pathankote on September 25 and later shifted to a private hospital in Ludhiana where she died on September 28, they said.

So far 65 cases of dengue have been reported in the district and they were being treated at various hospitals here, the DC said.


First Published: Monday, September 30, 2013 - 17:37
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