Official: Fever outbreak in north India kills 114

16 September 2021
2021-09-16 10:50

Infections following monsoon rains have led to a fever outbreak in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state which has killed at least 114 people in the past three weeks, health officials said Wednesday.

Most cases were caused by dengue, a seasonal viral infection spread by mosquitoes, followed by malaria. The dengue cases were due to a virulent strain called "D2," which has been detected in some of the state's districts in a sample survey carried out by a team of the Indian Council of Medical Research.

Thousands of people suffer from dengue, encephalitis, malaria, typhoid, and other mosquito-borne diseases each year during the summer monsoon.

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