Dengue and other fevers kill at least 50 in India

At least 50 people, including more than 30 children, have died from dengue and other fevers in India's northern Firozabad district.

That's according to doctors on Friday (September 3), who say the area is facing an outbreak of mosquito-borne diseases among the youth - as well as cases of viral fever.

Additional beds were set up in kitchens and storage rooms at the Autonomous State Medical College, needed to accommodate the rising number of patients.

Dengue fever, also known as break bone, can cause intense pain in muscles and joints.

It's spread by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, which thrives in mega-cities of the tropics.

Most sufferers survive, but the virus is estimated to kill about 20,000 people every year - many of whom are children.

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