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Number of dengue cases crosses 67,000 in India

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More than 67,000 people across India have been diagnosed with dengue so far this year, reports by the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) show. By mid-October, reports show, the disease had claimed 48 lives.

Dengue is undoubtedly one of the biggest health concerns in India. NVBDCP data reveal that over one lakh people were diagnosed and an estimated 172 died from dengue in 2018. Flooding and poor sanitation in parts of Bihar and Maharashtra this year have increased breeding grounds for the mosquito larvae, worsening the overall situation… (Firstpost, October 23, 2019)

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