Viral fever kills 297 in Rampur

September 10th, 2008 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS  

Rampur (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 10 (IANS) An outbreak of viral fever has claimed 297 lives in Rampur in Uttar Pradesh, the district’s chief medical officer Vinod Kumar said Wednesday.As many as 28 people died Friday, forcing some to dub it a “killer Friday”.

According to District Magistrate Shankar Lal Pandey, 30 villages were badly affected. Health department teams had been deployed to control the further spread of the fever.

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