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Dengue Deaths Soar in Kolkata, State Government Scrambles to Control Spread

Dengue Deaths in kolkata (symbolic picture)
Dengue Deaths in kolkata (symbolic picture)

 

Kolkata (July 26,2023) : The number of dengue deaths in Kolkata has soared in recent weeks, with the city recording 50 deaths since January 2023. The highest number of deaths have been reported from the North 24 Parganas district (27), followed by Murshidabad (25) and Hooghly (20).

The increase in dengue cases and deaths is being attributed to a number of factors, including the warm and humid weather conditions, which are ideal for the breeding of mosquitoes, the lack of awareness about dengue prevention measures, and the poor implementation of vector control measures by the state government.

The state government has taken some steps to control the spread of dengue, such as spraying of insecticides in affected areas, removing stagnant water from containers, and educating people about dengue prevention measures. However, these measures have not been effective in preventing the spread of the disease. The increase in dengue cases and deaths is a serious public health concern. The state government needs to take more effective measures to control the spread of the disease.

Here are some tips to help you prevent dengue:

Avoid mosquito bites.

Wear long-sleeved shirts and pants when you are outdoors.

Use mosquito repellent.

Sleep under a mosquito net.

Keep your surroundings clean and free of stagnant water.

If you think you have dengue, see a doctor immediately. Dengue can be a serious disease, but early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent complications.

The state government has been criticized for its handling of the dengue outbreak. Critics say that the government has not done enough to educate the public about dengue prevention measures, and that the vector control measures that have been implemented have been ineffective.

The state government has defended its response to the dengue outbreak, saying that it is doing everything it can to control the spread of the disease. The government has also said that it is working to improve public awareness about dengue prevention measures. The dengue outbreak is a serious public health concern. The state government needs to take more effective measures to control the spread of the disease.


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