Published Date: 2005-05-11 23:50:00
Subject: PRO/EDR> Meningococcal disease - India (New Delhi) (05): spread
Archive Number: 20050511.1295
MENINGOCOCCAL DISEASE - INDIA (NEW DELHI) (05): SPREAD
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Date: Wed, 11 May 2005
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Source: WebIndia123.com [edited]
One more meningitis death in capital: toll 18
A 95 year old woman died in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences
(AIIMS) of bacterial meningitis, taking the death toll since the outbreak
of the disease a week ago to 18 and city hospitals reported 36 new
admissions today, 11 May 2005. The woman from Kalkaji in South Delhi died
this morning, said Municipal Corporation of Delhi's hospital administration
chief Dr J N Banvalikar. With 36 more patients showing up in hospitals, the
number of people admitted with suspected meningococcal infection has risen
to 162, he said.
The 18 deaths have been reported from Lok Nayak Jaipraksh Narain Hospital
(7), Hind Rao Hospital (4), AIIMS (3), Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital (2),
and Bhagwan Mahavir Hospital and Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital (1 each).
Date: Wed, 11 May 2005
From: ProMED-mail <email@example.com.
Source: XinHuaNet.com [edited]
Meningitis toll climbs to 18 in New Delhi
1 more patient with meningococcal meningitis died Wed, 11 May 2005, taking
the toll in New Delhi to 18, Indo-Asian News Service reported. The death
was reported from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS),
taking the casualties at the premier facility to 3.
The total number of cases reported, including the dead, reached 250 with 36
new patients being registered. Of these, 70 had been discharged from
hospitals after treatment, the report said.
The brain infection has spread to Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Rajasthan.
Rajasthan reported its 1st meningitis case Monday with a patient brought to
a Jaipur hospital from Behror, 150 km away. Indian Health Ministry and the
National Institute of Communicable Diseases were in touch with the health
officers in these states on the guidelines to be followed.
This is the worst meningitis outbreak in the capital in 2 decades. The last
major outbreak of meningitis in India was in 1985, when 6000 cases and 800
deaths were reported across the country.
[The number of cases continues to mount and additional cities are reporting
cases. The 1st posting reports 162 cases and the 2nd 250. The latter number
may include cases outside of Delhi. - Mod.LL]