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Indian official: At least 71 people dead in 1 month from mosquito-borne fever

Indian official: At least 71 people dead in 1 month from mosquito-borne fever

At least 71 people have died over the last month of a mosquito-borne virus, and 40,000 more may be infected in India's southern state of Kerala, a top health official said Wednesday.
The state is facing an outbreak of chikungunya, a viral fever transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes, said Kerala's health minister, P. K. Sreemathi.