Mangaluru, June 17: In the first dengue-related casualty reported in Dakshina Kannada district in this season, a man from Beltangady taluk expired due to suspected dengue in a private hospital in the city on Monday late night, June 15th. A young woman from Bhatkal who was recently married also expired due to dengue on the same day in Mangaluru.
Umesh, son of Sanjeeva Gowda from Kataje House in Neriya village, Beltangady taluk, was suffering from prolonged fever. He was admitted to a hospital in Mangaluru on Saturday. On Monday night, he expired.
Dakshina Kannada district health department is yet to confirm Umesh’s diagnosis. District health officer, Dr Ramakrishna Rao, said that the department will confirm the diagnosis after getting reports from the hospital and doctors who treated the patient, and post verification of the reports.
Fathima Fiza (23) of Magdoom Colony in Bhatkal expired of the fever at a hospital in the city. Five months ago, Fathima Fiza was married to Sawood Kundunguda.
This was the 4th death reported in Karnataka due to dengue fever, it is learnt.
Close relatives of Fathima Fiza said that she had stayed in Bengaluru for about one and a half month. She returned to Bhatkal on June 4th. The on June 5th she got fever. She got the dengue fever from Bengaluru. Fiza was admitted to Bhatkal Welfare Hospital with fever and headache. She was admitted for four days there but the fever continued to increase. Later, on Saturday June 13th, she was shifted to Mangaluru. She got better on the evening of Sunday June 14th, but suddenly she began vomiting and the fever increased. Although the doctors tried their best, she expired on June 16th.
Speaking to the media, her family members said that the doctors have confirmed that she was suffering from dengue fever.
The Dakshina Kannada district health department has taken various initiatives to control the spread of contagious diseases.