Unknown Disease – India
68 deaths, including 40 children, from a viral unknown fever in Uttar Pradesh, India. The high humidity and severe heat may have created a favorable environment for the spread of this unknown disease.
It is suspected that water-logging are lack of sanitation and hygiene are contributing to the spread of the disease. Symptoms included a high fever, dehydration, and low platelet count. Some patients showed symptoms of dengue fever.
State hospitals are running out of beds and blood banks are running low. The situation is being investigated.
Photo: Artist rendering of a pathogen.
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