Burdwan: A seven-year-old girl suffering from dengue died on Wednesday at Burdwan Medical College and Hospital, which officials said was the first such case in East Burdwan during the recent outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease in the state.
The deputy chief medical officer of East Burdwan, Sunetro Majumdar, said altogether 310 people with dengue had been admitted to different hospitals of the district but there had been no death until on Wednesday.
Samapti Mete, a resident of Bikrampur village in East Burdwan's Galsi, was taken to a local health centre on November 2 with high fever. She was referred to BMCH on Wednesday after her condition started deteriorating.
Doctors declared her dead on Wednesday night. Her death certificate mentions "dengue shock syndrome".
"The condition of the girl was already critical and she started suffering multi-organ problems soon after she was admitted," said a doctor.
"Altogether, 310 people are suffering from dengue in the district now. But this was the first case of death in the disease in East Burdwan," Majumdar said.