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2 more die of dengue, toll rises to 22 in West Bengal

Around 300 New Cases Of Dengue Infection Were Reported In The State Taking The Total Number Of Persons Infected By The Virus In The State To 4,523 Since January, West Bengal Director Of Health Services Biswaranjan Satpathy Told PTI.

PTI | Updated on: 22 Aug 2016, 09:41:37 PM
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Kolkata:

Two more deaths due to dengue were reported in West Bengal, taking the toll to 22.

Around 300 new cases of dengue infection were reported in the state taking the total number of persons infected by the virus in the state to 4,523 since January, West Bengal Director of Health Services Biswaranjan Satpathy told PTI.

Among the two persons died of dengue since sunday, one is a 20-year-old youth from Udaynarayanpur in Howrah district while the other one is a 75-year-old man from Siriri in South 24 Parganas district, he said.

Most cases in the state so far have been reported from Hooghly district's Serampore and North and South 24-Parganas, and Nadia district.

Now, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation is on a dengue-combat mission and opened five blood test centres in KMC area, Mayor-in-Council, Health, Atin Ghosh said today.

He said five more blood test centres will come up in city area in next one month's time taking the total number of such centres to 10.

Ghosh said KMC employees were regularly visiting residences in different localities to detect mosquito larvae and people were being made conscious and the situation was under control.

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First Published : 22 Aug 2016, 09:36:00 PM

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