Hyderabad: A seven-year-old girl succumbed to dengue in the Old City on Tuesday. Johra Zareen was suffering from very high fever but the dengue test was done after six days. By the time the doctors could start treatment it was too late. District medical and health officials visited her home at Chandrayangutta and found that there were huge open containers which they said led to the breeding of mosquitoes.
Patients flood fever hospital:
More than 400 cases of viral fever, 76 cases of dengue and 45 cases of chikungunya were recorded at Fever Hospital till Tuesday. A senior doctor said that the number of cases had continued to remain high over the last three months. “We are seeing more cases now as the early morning and night temperatures have dipped since the last one week,” he said.
The high number of dengue cases showed that the daytime mosquito was prevalent and fogging and dry days were not being followed properly.
Dr Shanker K, superintendent of Fever Hospital, said, “This year we have seen an increase in the cases of virulent chikungunya.” He said all the patients were stable.