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Dengue Outbreak In India’s Kerala State Infects More Than 11K, Kills At Least 21

Reuters: Dengue kills 21 in Indian tourist hotspot, crisis looms
“A dengue outbreak has killed at least 21 people in India’s southern state of Kerala in the past three weeks, a government official said, adding that there was a shortage of medicines and health workers to tackle the crisis in the tourist hotspot. The mosquito-borne dengue virus … has infected more than 11,000 people in Kerala since May, forcing the state to buy new hospital beds and cancel medical staff leave…” (Jose/Jain, 7/18).

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