Dengue, viral grip Gurgaon

Dengue, viral grip GurgaonGurgaon, Oct 27 - Dengue and viral fever is spreading across this Haryana city, with affected people continuing to pour into hospitals, said doctors Saturday.

"Since one month, 348 patients with dengue have been admitted and five more such cases came Friday," Vishal Sehgal, medical superintendent of Artemis Hospital, told IANS.

Two people have died of dengue in the city recently.

"It is difficult to confirm if a patient died of dengue. It could be due to infection too," said a doctor in the government-run civil hospital, who did not want to be named.

Another doctor at a private hospital said this was the first time people suffering from viral fever were testing positive for malaria and typhoid as well.

"We call this thrombocytopenia or fever with mixed culture. The virus is yet to be identified," Vishal Sehgal said.

Many cases of viral and denge have also come to Medicity, said a hospital official, requesting anonymity.

But civil hospital's chief medical officer Praveen Garg said they were organizing camps in institutional and residential sectors to prevent vector-borne diseases.

He said the hospital currently had 326 dengue patients.

A report on the unknown viral virus was also being sought from the virology research centre in New Delhi, he said.

Haryana's health director Narender Arora Saturday visited dengue-affected areas in the city -- his second tour in 15 days.(IANS)