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Dengue fever strains Jakarta's hospitals, death toll 372

A dengue fever outbreak has killed 372 people across Indonesia so far this year and is putting severe strain on Jakarta’s overcrowded hospitals, officials said. The latest death toll came from the health ministry, which also reported 24,254 infections since January 1. Jakarta and other parts of densely populated Java island have been especially hard-hit by the mosquito-borne disease. The city’s health office said 827 new dengue patients were admitted to Jakarta hospitals Wednesday and more than 3,500 were being treated. Full Story

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