Dengue fever claims life of 7-year-old boy in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Thursday, 05 March 2009, 06:59 GMT]
A 7-year-old boy infected with dengue fever admitted to Batticaloa Teaching Hospital died, Hospital Director Dr. K. Murukanantham said. Hundreds of people are admitted to the hospitals in Batticaloa, Kaaththaankudi and Aarayampathi infected with dengue fever, in Batticaloa district.

The boy was identified as A. A. Arsaan, a student from Paalamunai area.

18 of the people admitted to Batticaloa Teaching Hospital have been identified infected with dengue fever, the director said.

People in Batticaloa district are gripped in fear due to the spreading dengue infection.


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