As if Covid-19 wasn’t enough, now India is battling killer dengue outbreak
The disease is suspected of killing dozens, with authorities setting out to destroy mosquito breeding grounds
An outbreak of dengue fever is suspected of killing dozens of people in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh since the beginning of September and authorities have launched a campaign to destroy mosquito breeding grounds.
Dinesh Kumar Premi, the chief medical officer in Firozabad, the most affected district in the state, said 58 people, many of them children, had died in his district alone, raising fears that Uttar Pradesh is in the midst of its worst dengue outbreak in years.
“We are taking preventive measures and 95 health camps across the district have been operating to contain the spread of this fever,” Premi said...