Kolkata chickenpox deaths worry doctors

IndiaTimes Thursday, 2 February 2023
A single hospital in the city has reported 26 deaths from chickenpox over the last three months, the highly unusual spurt in fatalities causing concern among state health officials. Chickenpox, a highly contagious disease caused by the varicella zoster virus, is rarely fatal, with only around 1 death per 1,00,000 cases among children aged 1-14 years; 6 per 1,00,000 cases in the 15-19 age group; and 21 per 1,00,000 cases in adults, experts said.

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Adenovirus cases on the rise in Kolkata, 12 dead across West Bengal | Oneindia News

Cases of Adenovirus are on a rapid rise in West Bengal. Till now 12 deaths have been reported across the state, as this virus affects children below the age of 5 years parents are advised to take caution. #Adenovirus #Kolkata #WestBengal

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