Over 44,000 dengue cases reported in West Bengal

As many as 44,852 dengue cases were reported from various southern districts of West Bengal and Kolkata, a report of the state health department has revealed.

The affected districts include North and South 24 Parganas, Howrah and Hooghly.

As per a government official, 25 people have been killed in the state since January.

"The number of dengue cases reported from different parts of West Bengal was 44,852," the report submitted to Chief Secretary Rajiva Sinha on November 9 said, admitting a spurt in dengue cases in the state in the last fortnight.

Bangaon municipal area, Gaighata, Habra I block, and Barrackpore municipal area of North 24 Parganas district, Falta, Mograhat I and II blocks, Mathurapur I and II blocks, Bhangor I block of South 24 Parganas district were also affected by the diseased, the report said.

It also mentioned places like Howrah Municipal Corporation area, Domjur and Amta blocks of Howrah district that witnessed high incidence of dengue.