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Delhi experiences spike in fatalities due to functional failure of vital organs due to severe Dengue

The Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) officials have declared that the outbreak of Dengue in Delhi is most certainly of a severe category.

Fatalities resulting from the functional failure of vital organs due to the severity of Dengue have spiked as added by a senior doctor from (ILBS).

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Three deaths have been recorded on Monday in Delhi, totaling nine deaths; this is considered to be on the higher side when compared with the outbreak season of 2017.

Delhi recorded 217 deaths in September, which is considered the highest when records for the last three years for September were studied.

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Around 1196 cases were recorded in October, while 1171 cases of Dengue from 1st to the 6th of November this year as stated in reports published by the PTI News Agency.

Dr. SK Sarin, the Vice-Chancellor of ILBS and also Chairman of the Covid-19 panel of the Delhi Government, observed that people who already had Dengue once are seen infected with it again but with an entirely different stereotype.

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According to Dr. Sarin, it clearly means that there are at least four stereotypes of Dengue which makes the probability that each person is susceptible to Dengue at least four times.

A number of patients being hospitalized are giving complaints of vomiting, nasal bleed, and liver failure.

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In a week, there are at least three cases of liver failure along with brain & kidney failure turning into a multi-organ dysfunction.

World Health Organisation (WHO) has divided Dengue into two categories, one where there are no symptoms, the other with symptoms.

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The present symptoms category is considered to be severe, which is a high reduction of blood pressure & presence of shock, which can raise the death percentage.

High Symptoms patients show a higher level of liver enzymes presence, the normal upper limit of the enzymes is 40, last year it had risen to 300 to 500 in persons, but this year it is recorded at 7,000 to 10,000.

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Dr. Sarin has advised against giving Aspirin or Ibuprofen as they cause severe bleeding, but Paracetamol could be used.

Patients should be well hydrated, and it should be seen that they reach the hospital in time.

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WHO states that there is no specific treatment for Dengue; only early detection & access to medical care can reduce the fatality rate.

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