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Friday, October 29, 2010

India : Death marches in Khadra as experts quibble over cause

Via Indian Express :

" Death has been on the rampage in Khadra, an otherwise quiet area on the Sitapur Road — hitting over 30 households in the last two weeks.

Most have died of a viral fever, four deaths were reported in the last two days. In Lucknow, health authorities are busy denying that the virus concerned is dengue, even though reports by two teams of doctors — from the Centre and the state — say the dengue or a dengue-like fever is there in the area. Two medical camps have been running at two centers in Khadra for the last 10 days.

According to the Chief Medical Officer, Dr AK Shukla, only 19 deaths have occurred in the area — though locals claim the figure is 32."

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