Two more dengue deaths in Bengal, toll now 13

Kolkata, Aug 7 (IANS) With two more deaths, the toll in the dengue outbreak in West Bengal has gone up to 13, state health department officials said on Sunday.

A total of 1,495 dengue cases have been reported since January this year.

A 10-year-old girl, a resident of the posh Salt Lake satellite township – died in the B.C. Roy Children’s Hospital on Sunday morning. The victim, infected with the fengue virus, was in serious state and had been admitted to the hospital earlier this week.

A 42-year-old man, residing in the Mukundapur area on the southern outskirts of the city, died at the K.P.C. medical College and Hospital on Saturday.

“A total of 112 fresh dengue cases have been reported since Saturday. The total dengue cases this year have gone up to 1,495,” an official said.

–IANS

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