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Dengue fever outbreak in India kills dozens more

An outbreak of dengue fever in India has killed 42 more people and infected another 1,000 over the past four days despite authorities’ efforts to control the spread of the mosquito-borne disease, officials said on Sunday. 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. “We are not taking the situation lightly. I wish we had an adequate action plan each year to prevent this outbreak,” P.K. Hota, India’s health secretary, said. Full Story

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