Barrackpore, Oct 27 (UNI) A 50-year old tailor today died of unknown fever with symptoms of Chikungunya at Madhya Dhanyakuria village North 24 Parganas.
Local sources said the victim, Baidyanath Mandal, who was suffering from unknown fever with skin eruptions for more than a fortnight, was admitted to the local rural hospital where the doctors declared him dead.
The doctors were however reluctant to comment about the disease Mandal was suffering from.
Meanwhile, the unknown fever, suspected to be Chikungunya, spread further in the district after many areas in the Bangaon subdivision were inundated with rainwater and hundreds of inhabitants of at least 15 villages under Gaihata, Bangaon, Bagdah and Habra police stations, were affected.
North 24 Parganas Chief Medical Officer Dr Kusum Adhikary, along with a team of doctors, visited some villages to take stock of the situation and directed the respective health centres to take care of the patients.
''We have arranged for medicines to be supplied to the health centres. However, the people should take up preventive measures earnestly against such viral diseases,'' Dr Adhikary said, adding that no medical camp had been installed so far.
Besides the state government's health centres, cases of patients suffering from unknown fever were also recorded at private clinics and chambers of medical practitioners in Bangaon, where a doctor had to attend to 60-70 such patients every day, sources from Bangaon said.