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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

India, Uttar Pradesh : Mystery of mystery fever yet to be unravelled

Article via Times of India :

For almost ten days, 12-year-old Kajal's parents wondered why her fever did not subside despite being administered antibiotics, including some expensive one. They took her to a private clinic on Friday last but she went into a coma and never came back.

With three more persons, including Kajal, succumbing to the disease in the past three days, the death toll has climbed to 14 since the first such case this year was reported about a fortnight ago in Jalalpur village of Amraudha block of the district.

Nearly 500 persons have been fallen prey to mystery fever in 2008 and about 400 in 2010. Yet, till date, experts are clueless about what the disease really is and why it breaks out with the onset of monsoon every year, killing and infecting hundreds of people."

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