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Dengue cases on decline due to Bengal govt initiative

 MPost |  2015-10-27 00:47:54.0  |  Kolkata

Dengue cases in West Bengal are on the decline following the state government’s initiative to tackle the virus.

Earlier, 60-70 cases were reported daily in the state which has now come down to 30 to 40 cases each day, state Director of Health Services Biswaranjan Satpathy said on Monday. Since January this year, five people have died because of the mosquito-borne virus while 3,665 people were affected by dengue, he said.

“At present, 170 people are suffering from dengue in different districts of West Bengal,” Satpathy said, adding that there is an outbreak of dengue virus in Birbhum district’s Rampurhat’s Rajgram colony.

“The exact figure is not yet confirmed, but there is an outbreak in Rampurhat’s Rajgram colony. We have taken all precautionary measures to tackle the situation,” he said.

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