Woman suffering from chikungunya dies, toll 14

New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) A 60-year-old woman with a cardiac problem died in a hospital here after contacting chikungunya, taking the death toll from mosquito-borne disease to 14, officials said on Thursday.

The woman was admitted to the Shalimar Bagh Fortis Hospital with sepsis and cardiac problem, hospital sources said.

The woman had tested positive for chikungunya on Sunday. She succumbed to her deteriorating health condition on September 11.

So far Delhi has witnessed the death of 13 people who had tested positive for chikungunya.

Doctors say all those who died had been suffering from some chronic diseases, including kidney ailment and diabetes, which got aggravated due to the chikungunya virus.

Ganga Ram Hospital and Indraprasthan Apollo Hospital have reported five deaths each due to chikungunya and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences two deaths. One person died in Bara Hindu Rao Hospital.

The death toll due to dengue has also risen to 14, with nine new cases reported by AIIMS on Thursday.

–IANS

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