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Posted on Feb 13, 09:59AM | UNI
Pune, Feb 12 : A 23-year-old man from village Chincholi in Barsh taluka of Solapur district died at the KEM hospital following Dengue shock syndrome.
This is the fourth dengue death yesterday, confirmed by the Pune Municipal corporation since January.
Earlier, a 29-year-old woman had died of dengue shock syndrome on January 16 and a 33-year-old man had died due to dengue haemorrhagic fever on January 17. On January 30, a 30 year old man from Warje had died of multi organ failure following dengue shock syndrome at a private hospital.
The latest victim had developed pain in abdomen and was vomiting since February 3. He was also suffering from appendicitis.
'He was first taken to a hospital in Solapur district and then moved to the YCM hospital in Pimpri, which in turn referred him to KEM Hospital on February 8,' said a civic health official.
The patient had tested positive for dengue antibody IgM positive on February 9.
As many as 17 people have died of dengue and one of malaria in Pune city since August 2012. Besides, over 1,000 people were detected to have dengue infection. Of the 17 deaths reported by different hospitals, six have been confirmed by the state's death review committee here today.
Since the beginning of the year, 44 positive cases of dengue were recorded in the city. 'This trend can be attributed to erratic temperatures. It is hot during day time while the nights are colder,' said PMC's health officer S T Pardeshi.