The toll in the dengue outbreak in West Bengal has gone up to 13, with two more deaths state health department officials said.
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. The victim, infected with the dengue virus, was in serious state and had been admitted to the hospital earlier this week.
‘Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus. A high fever, headache, vomiting, muscle and joint pains, and a characteristic skin rash typically begin three to fourteen days after infection.’
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.
"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.