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Dengue fever kills dozens more in India

Dengue fever outbreak has killed 42 more people and infected another 1,000 over the past four days in India.

Dengue fever kills dozens more in India

Dengue fever outbreak in India has killed 42 more people and infected another 1,000 over the past four days despite the efforts made by the authorities' to control the spread of the disease. A total of 94 people have died and nearly 5,000 dengue cases have been reported since late August. The disease is spread by the bite of the female Aedes aegypti mosquito. Indian health secretary said that they are not taking the situation lightly and wish they had an adequate action plan each year to prevent this outbreak. Health officials in New Delhi as well as state governments have been criticised for not anticipating the dangers of mosquito breeding in stagnant and filthy water that collects after the monsoons. India is also fighting an outbreak of Chikungunya, another disease spread by female Aedes mosquito, which has similar symptoms of high fever, joint and muscular pains, vomiting and skin rashes as dengue. The government has confirmed 1,610 Chikungunya cases so far with no reported deaths but said there were 1.35 million suspected infections nationwide. The outbreaks, especially the dengue cases, have received wide media attention this year as the national capital, with a huge municipal budget, has been the worst hit by dengue fever with 24 deaths and nearly 1,400 cases. Civic authorities in New Delhi are campaigning, asking residents to empty their water-coolers and even flower vases to remove breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
Reuters,
October 2006
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