Child dies of dengue in Kolkata, death toll rises to 23 in WB

Kolkata, Nov 18 (PTI) A three-year boy died of denguein the city's Park Circus area, pushing the death toll due tothe vector-borne disease to 23 since January, a source in thestate health department said on Monday.

Aharshi Dhar, a resident of Lake Town, who wasadmitted to the Institute of Child Health last week with highfever, died on Sunday night because of dengue, a senior doctorof the hospital said.

The child was at the pediatric intensive care unit atthe medical facility since Thursday, he said.

According to a senior official at the state healthdepartment, over 40,000 people have been affected by denguein the state since January.

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