West Bengal: Dengue confirmed in Bandel

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Hooghly, Oct 29: After the incidence of Chikungunya was confirmed in three blocks of this district on October 26, Bandel has come under the grip of Dengue.

Hooghly Chief Medical Officer of Health Vushan Chakraborty said here today one Shibu Saha (23), a resident of Gandhi colony of Bandel, was admitted to the Chuchura district hospital in serious condition. Later, tests confirmed that he was suffering from Dengue.

Several other people of Gandhi colony were suffering from fever and flu symptoms and their blood samples had been sent for tests, the Health Officer informed.

Earlier, test results confirmed that 11 patients in three blocks - Singur, Chanditala and Khanakul - had been suffering from Chikungunya. However, there was no report of any deaths from the disease so far.

A woman, however, died of malignant Malaria at Bangur Hospital in Kolkata on October 26, a day after she was diagnosed of having fever of mosquito-borne disease, the Health Department sources said.

With her death, the toll in mosquito-borne diseases rose to 10 in the city recently, as cases of Dengue, Malaria, Japanese Encephalitis and Chikungunya have been reported in different parts of this metropolis.

Awareness camps were being organised in all the villages of Hooghly district about the precautionary measures to be taken to prevent the spread of the disease.

Several teams of health workers had been sent to the remote villages to educate the people about proper hygiene and preventing the breeding of mosquitoes, the health officer added.


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