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9 dengue deaths reported in AIIMS, toll rises to 18

Officials claim only four patients had died, hospitals reported five more deaths

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Publish Date: Sep 16 2016 3:52PM | Updated Date: Sep 16 2016 3:52PM

9 dengue deaths reported in AIIMS, toll rises to 18
With chikungunya have proven themselves to be epidemic in Delhi, there is no escape from dengue as well as All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has reported 9 deaths due to dengue since September 1. It has taken toll in the capital to 18 so far.
 
The number of deaths was reported till Wednesday.  While the civic bodies maintained that only four patients had died, hospitals reported five deaths of patients suffering from dengue.
 
The victims of dengue included a 12-year-old girl Muskan who died on July 29. Further it included Deepak, a 19 years, from Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh who died on July 27.
 
On August 31 also, a 25 years old man died of dengue at Apollo Hospital. 
 
It also included 38 year old woman.
 
The civic bodies claim that dengue is not as prevalent this year as it was last year because the highest dengue cases were reported in 2015 with a total of 15,876 people infected by the vector-borne disease with 60 deaths.