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Dengue Epidemic in West Bengal: Over 1000 New Cases and 15 dead

by Medindia Content Team on  September 6, 2005 at 7:54 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Dengue Epidemic in West Bengal: Over 1000 New Cases and 15 dead
Kolkata (6th Sept 2005): In an alarming announcement the Health Minister of West Bengal Mr.Surya Kanta Mishra officially declared that West Bengal was facing a Dengue epidemic and the numbers of cases detected were increasing in comparison to last year.
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Mishra also said that other than dengue, malaria, typhoid, viral fever and encephalitis were also afflicting the people, especially in Kolkata.

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Dengue was also reported in N.Delhi last week in India. Dengue fever is a benign acute febrile syndrome occurring in tropical regions, which is the most important mosquito (Aedes aegypti), transmitted viral disease. The virus causes Dengue shock syndrome in 20-30% of infected cases. There are four types (known as
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