In a 1st this yr, dengue claims life of 30-yr-old man in Lucknow - Hindustan Times
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In a 1st this yr, dengue claims life of 30-yr-old man in Lucknow

Oct 02, 2023 05:02 AM IST

The victim initially sought medical attention for symptoms including fever, vomiting, stomach pain, and urinary problems.

Lucknow: City reported its first dengue-related death of the year as a 30-year-old man succumbed to the mosquito-borne disease while undergoing treatment, marking a distressing milestone for the state capital.

Representative pic (HT File)
Representative pic (HT File)

The victim initially sought medical attention for symptoms including fever, vomiting, stomach pain, and urinary problems. His journey through hospitals began at Bajrang Hospital and Verma Hospital in Buddheshwar, only to culminate at TS Mishra Medical College and Hospital on September 29, where he breathed his last.

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Yogesh Raghuvanshi, spokesperson of the office of the Chief Medical Officer of Lucknow, revealed that a thorough investigation followed the unfortunate demise. Medical records disclosed a complex medical condition with comorbidities, including Hepatitis B, chronic liver disease, typhoid with septicemia, and Dengue Shock syndrome. The death audit committee confirmed the cause of death as Dengue Shock syndrome exacerbated by multiple comorbidities.

Amid this tragedy, authorities and experts are sounding the alarm on dengue prevention. Citizens are urged to take immediate action, including removing stagnant water from their homes and workplaces and donning full-sleeved clothing to reduce the risk of mosquito bites until November 15.

Dr Abhishek Shukla, the secretary-general of the Association of International Doctors, emphasised the importance of adhering to prevention measures, citing past years when dengue cases extended well into mid-November.

As per reports, the state has witnessed over 7,000 cases of dengue, with eight reported deaths. Lucknow, in particular, has recorded around 700 dengue cases this year. On the most recent day, Lucknow registered 28 fresh dengue cases, with five in Indira Nagar, two in Aliganj, three in Chinhat, and two in Sarojini Nagar.

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