6-month-old boy dies of dengue in city

6-month-old boy dies of dengue in city
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Kolkata: A six-month-old boy died of dengue at a private hospital in the city this evening.

“The baby died at around 7.30 PM and the cause of the baby’s death was bilateral pneumonia with septic shock in a case of severe Dengue,” a senior doctor at the institute said quoting from the death certificate issued.

The baby, a resident of the Kareya area in the city, was admitted at the paediatric institute yesterday after being referred by a nursing home.

“He was put on ventilation immediately because of severe respiratory distress,” the doctor said.

The non-structural glycoprotein-1 (NS1) test conducted on the baby first detected dengue and it was then reconfirmed with Elisa test, he said.

Several calls made to state Health Services Director Biswaranjan Satpathy to get his view on the dengue death but the calls went unanswered.