- Title: Dengue outbreak kills 32 children in northern India district
- Date: 30th August 2021
- Summary: FIROZABAD, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA (AUGUST 30, 2021) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) (HD) VARIOUS OF EXTERIOR OF HOSPITAL VARIOUS OF PEOPLE ATTENDING TO SICK CHILDREN AND OTHER PATIENTS INSIDE THE HOSPITAL (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) SISTER OF PATIENT, POOJA SONI, SAYING: "The treatment here is fine but her platelets count drops all of a sudden alarmingly. It is taking a lot of time for them to recover." UTTAR PRADESH STATE CHIEF, YOGI ADITYANATH COMING OUT OF HOSPITAL AFTER TAKING STOCK OF THE SITUATION AND INTERACTING WITH PATIENTS AND ATTENDERS (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) UTTAR PRADESH STATE CHIEF, YOGI ADITYANATH, SAYING: "Approximately 32 children and seven adults have died (of Dengue) in total here that includes home and hospital deaths. We are also investigating with the help of Uttar Pradesh government surveillance and medical expert team." FIROZABAD, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA (AUGUST 30, 2021) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) (SD) EXTERIOR OF HOSPITAL VARIOUS OF PEOPLE ATTENDING TO CHILDREN AND OTHER PATIENTS
- Embargoed: 13th September 2021 13:40
- Keywords: Firozabad India Uttar Pradesh children dengue fever hospital mosquito viral infection
- Location: FIROZABAD, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA
- City: FIROZABAD, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Asia / Pacific,Health/Medicine
- Reuters ID: LVA001ESH145R
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:At least 39 people succumbed to Dengue fever in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state's Firozabad district including 32 children, said state chief, Yogi Adityanath on Monday (August 30).
The district is facing an outbreak of mosquito-related diseases among children. The cases of dengue and Malaria are on the rise. Cases of viral fever have also been noted.
Dengue fever, which can cause intense pain in muscles and joints, is spread by the bite of the Aedes Aegypti mosquito. The insect thrives in the mega-cities of the tropics.
Most patients survive dengue, but it is estimated to kill about 20,000 every year, many of them children, who are not able to fight against it.
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