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Dengue Fever in Kolkata: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

  Introduction Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne viral illness that is a major health concern in Kolkata, India. With its tropical climate and dense population, the city is particularly susceptible to dengue outbreaks. This blog post will provide valuable information about the symptoms and treatment of dengue fever in Kolkata, as well as tips on how to prevent mosquito bites and reduce your risk of infection. Symptoms of Dengue Fever High fever Severe headaches Joint and muscle pain Fatigue and weakness Rash Bleeding Vomiting and nausea Mild respiratory symptoms Treatment of Dengue Fever in Kolkata There is no specific treatment for dengue fever . Treatment focuses on relieving symptoms and preventing complications. This may include: Drinking plenty of fluids to stay hydrated Getting plenty of rest Taking pain relievers like paracetamol to reduce fever and pain Avoiding non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen and aspirin, as they can increase the risk of bleeding S


  A 46 year old gentleman from Kolkata Police had presented in the Emergency department of Ruby GeneralHospital after a Road Traffic Accident (RTA) with complaints of pain and bleeding from an injury over the right lower limb and was admitted under the care of Dr. Dipanjan Bhadra (Orthopaedic Surgeon) and Dr. Deepanjan Dey (Reconstructive and Plastic Surgeon). After a thorough evaluation, relevant investigations were advised and with proper written and informed consent, the gentleman was posted for surgery. Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF) of tibia (right) with reconstruction of right leg wound with a fasciocutaneous transposition flap and skin sight on donor defect was done. Fasciocutaneous flaps are tissue flaps consisting of skin and underlying tissues including fascia (A collagen-rich lining tissue) and are used to provide coverage to bones and tendons in surgery when skin grafting is insufficient. They are less bulky and are used for most of this kind of surgery, but,