The latest two deaths were reported on early Sunday morning from the BC Roy Children's Hospital
The latest two deaths were reported on early Sunday morning from the BC Roy Children's Hospital in Kolkata. The two victims have been identified as Atifa Khatun (18 months) and Aarman Gazi (4 years).
It is learned that Khatun, hailing from a family residing under the Nadial police station in Metiabruz area was admitted to the said hospital on February 26 with typical Adenovirus symptoms like fever, cough, and breathing problems. Despite treatment, she did not show any signs of recovery, and on early Sunday (March 5) morning she died.
Similarly, the state health department sources said that Aarman Gazi, hailing from a family under Minakhan police station in Basirhat sub-division in North 24 Parganas district, got admitted to the same hospital last week with similar symptoms. He too died early Sunday at around 5 a.m.
Already, the state health department has issued an advisory for doctors, especially pediatricians to take special care of children being admitted with
The common symptoms of Adenovirus are flu-like, cold, fever, breathing problems, sore throat, pneumonia, and acute bronchitis. Children of two years of age and below are most vulnerable to being affected by the virus.
The virus can spread through skin contact by air coughing and sneezing, and through an infected person's stool. So far, there have not been any approved medicines or any specific treatment line to treat the virus.
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