Mysterious disease claims seven lives in Uttar Pradesh

October 6th, 2008 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Oct 6 (IANS) A mysterious fever has claimed seven lives while 29 people have been hospitalised in the past 24 hours in Sitapur district of Uttar Pradesh, officials said Monday.The mysterious fever, marked with vomiting and high-fever, has gripped Manpur and Budhvapur villages in Sitapur, 80 km from Lucknow.

“Even after outbreak of the disease, medical authorities are still to visit the affected sites,” village head of Manpur, Rajendra Awasthi told IANS on phone.

Of the seven people, four died in Manpur village, he claimed.

Sitapur chief medical officer R.K. Singh said: “We will soon be able to bring the situation under control. We are yet to ascertain what type of infection has spread in the two villages”.

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