Suspected dengue death worries health officials- Times Of India
2019 Jul 05 By admin 0 comment

MANGALURU: With a death suspected due to dengue in the district, the vector-borne diseases have arrived along with monsoons. But there seems to be a serious problem at hand with district health officials suspecting whether a different serotype of the virus had caused this death.In Dakshina Kannada, out of the four antigenic ally different serotypes of the virus only (Dengue virus ) DENV-2 and DENV-3 are found. District Health Officials say that in case DENV-1 or DENV-4 strains are responsible for the death, then matters become worse as it leads to complications like a life-threatening syndrome called Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) or Dengue Shock Syndrome (DSS). Dr Rajesh said the Dengue fever cases were reported from Yedamangalaarea bordering Sullia-Puttur taluks. “Last year this area did not have many cases. The death was of a female patient was confirmed as NS1 positive in a private lab. We have not tested it. We have sent the smear for Elisa test to Manipal Centre for Virus Research (MCVR). The report is expected by Friday,” he said.

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