They have not yet controlled viral fever infection (North Bengal viral fever). Hundreds of children have suffered from an unknown fever in North Bengal in the past two weeks.
Viral fever has spread beyond the borders of North Bengal to almost all of Bengal. Dengue and scrub typhus have already taken root in North Bengal.
Nearly 1,000 children across the state are infected with this viral fever. They face fever and symptoms like shortness of breath, seizures, and chest pain in children.
And the health department is concerned about the way it is growing.
In this situation, pressure from pediatric patients is increasing at Siliguri District Hospital and North Bengal Hospital and Medical College. Health officials are struggling to cope with this.
Due to the small number of beds, in many cases, the treatment is on the ground. It’s hot, and it’s viral fever. It’s growing anxiety in addition to accompanying dengue and scrub typhus.
However, health officials claim that children are exposed to viral fever at this time of year. Quick medical attention is being provided to normalize the situation.
Jalpaiguri: The number of infected children as of September 15 is 92. Most worrying is the way the fever has spread in district after district. Let’s take a look at how many children are affected in a district right now:
Alipurduar: the number of infected children up to September 15 is 112.
Kochbihar: 113 children have been affected as of Wednesday.
Kalimpong: the number of infected children as of September 15 is 5.
Darjeeling: 86 children affected as of Wednesday.
Malda: The number of infected children as of September 15 is 196.
Uttar Dinajpur: As of Wednesday, 64 people have been admitted to the hospital.
South of Dinajpur: 92 affected as of Wednesday.
Asansol: 148 children as of Wednesday.
Durgapur: 80 children.
Murshidabad: 152 children.
North Dinajpur: 18 children.
East Midnapore: 30 children.
However, some doctors say that the fever, considered unknown for so long, is gradually disappearing as soon as the samples are analyzed.
Multiple causes of fever are emerging. Some experts claim that the fever outbreak is mainly due to the RS virus attack and viral pneumonia.
However, different types of influenza, dengue, malaria, and scrub typhus have also been found.
Ajay Chakraborty, state health officer, said: “At this time of year, there are outbreaks of the virus in children. This is no surprise. But this year the number has increased.
At the same time, adding him, “When illness is occurring. When children have to be admitted to the ICU, there is a reason for it.”
A team of experts from the health department will travel to North Bengal on Friday to examine the situation in North Bengal.
Team members will go first to North Bengal Hospital and Faculty of Medicine, then to Siliguri District Hospital and Jalpaiguri District Hospital.
According to the State Health Building, samples are being analyzed in the virus panel at the Faculty of Tropical Medicine and North Bengal Medical College to find the actual cause of the fever.
In addition, expert committees are being formed on protocols on what kind of treatment is needed in terms of symptoms.
Devika Chowdhury – She is a professional news editor, writer, and blogger for the last 10 years. She is working with NewsGater as an off-beat news editor cum writer.