Dengue outbreak in North India
Authorities in New Delhi on Tuesday called for a calm after an outbreak of dengue fever killed 15 people and infected hundreds in the capital.
Pools of stagnating water form breeding grounds for insects. On Monday, thousands of health workers went door-to-door, spraying pesticides to try to stop the disease from spreading further.School children have been advised to wear long-sleeve shirts to prevent against mosquito bites. The disease has also hit one of the country's premier state-run health institutes. Nineteen doctors and students have fallen ill with dengue at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, with one death reported.An awareness campaign on preventing the spread of the disease is also being intensified.
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