West Bengal: Dengue toll rises to 25 after 2 deaths
West Bengal: Two Dengue related deaths have been reported in West Bengal in the last 24 hours taking the toll due to the vector-borne disease to 25 since January this year, a senior state health department official said on 26th November.
A 15-year-old girl from northern part of the city's Shambazar area died late Monday night at RG Kar Medical College and Hospital, while another 29-year-old woman breathed her last at a private hospital here due to dengue, he said. The death certificate issued by the RG Kar Hospital for Debangshi Mondal (15), a resident of Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC)'s ward number 10 in Shampukur area, mentioned positive dengue non-structural protein 1 (NS1) antigen besides Thrombocytopenia as causes of her death.
In the another case, Farjina Begum a resident of New Town's Narkelbangan area died at a private hospital on Monday evening because of dengue, her death certificate read. Since January last, over 40,000 people in West Bengal have been affected by dengue, state health officials said.