Mystery fever kills 24 children as sudden deadly outbreak sweeps through India

A second fever is spreading in northern India after eight children died just hours after becoming ill in Palwal, Haryana, when health officials opened a medical examination

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Concerned health officials are desperate for answers after 24 children in India suddenly die of a mysterious fever.

Eight of the tragic youths died in northern India within hours of becoming ill, it has been reported.

Medics in Palwal, Haryana, have failed to clarify the cause of the killer fever and have opened an investigation.

The virus triggers joint pain, headaches, dehydration, and nausea, the experts say.

Three seven-year-old children and a nine-day-old baby died on Friday – the fever death toll rose to 24. News 18 reports.

The outlet claims that some locals are unable to reach hospitals due to flooding.

Doctors are investigating, but so far they say they don’t know why the children are dying
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An investigation is underway to determine exactly what is causing the fever as fears increase in the area.

A health official said, “The samples were collected to identify the causes of the mysterious fever.”

One of the children’s parents told local media that their daughter died after being hospitalized with a fever.

She said, “My daughter had a fever Thursday night. We took her to Nalhad Medical College for treatment, but she died that evening.”

Another said her son had similar symptoms and died the next day.

It’s another medical situation in India months after another mysterious virus spread
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The worrying news comes after more than 50 people, mostly children, died of another mysterious fever in August.

The deaths caused panic among hospital doctors and parents.

“The patients, especially children, in hospitals die very quickly,” said Dr. Neeta Kulshrestha.

According to the World Health Organization, there is no specific treatment.

Doctors in the affected districts – Agra, Mathura, Mainpuri, Etah, Kasganj, and Firozabad – believe dengue, a mosquito-borne viral infection, could be the leading cause of death.

The latest medical situation comes at a time when India appears to be slowly recovering from a deadly second wave of the coronavirus.

India has registered over 26 million Covid-19 cases – second only to the US.

It has overwhelmed the country’s health system and hospitals are struggling to cope with it.

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