Bhopal: Dengue claimed its second victim in Madhya Pradesh after a six-year old boy from Betul district succumbed to the disease in a private hospital, officials said on Monday.

The boy identified as Tarun Sahu died on Sunday after he was diagnosed with the dreaded fever and shifted to Bhopal a few days back.

He was suffering from high temperature since he was admitted to the hospital. His condition further deteriorated resulting in his death, they said.

Since January this year, a total of 54 positive cases of dengue have been reported in Madhya Pradesh, Director Malaria, Dr K L Sahoo said, adding so far two persons, including Sahu, have succumbed to the disease.


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