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‘Mystery Fever’ That Killed Dozens in India’s Uttar Pradesh State Identified as Dengue, Says Report

Uttar Pradesh's governing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has announced a campaign to clean up the state after massive rainfall in many districts. The end of the monsoon season is associated with an annual outbreak of dengue fever across many parts of India.

The 'mysterious' illness that has claimed at least 60 lives in India’s Uttar Pradesh state over the fortnight has been identified as a serious form of dengue, according to officials at the Indian health ministry cited by English language news website NDTV.

Official sources also told the Indian news website that around 50 percent of the 200 samples collected from one of the worst-affected districts, Firozabad, tested positive for dengue - a tropical, vector-borne disease caused by the Aedes mosquito.

A six-member team from India’s National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is at present touring the affected districts, all in the western part of Uttar Pradesh. Besides Firozabad, deaths have also been reported in, among other places, Mathura and Agra, local media says.

The team of experts is reportedly expected to submit their findings on Monday.

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