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Dengue kills 21 in Kerala, crisis looms
A dengue outbreak has killed at least 21 people in Kerala in the past three weeks, a government official said, adding that there was a shortage of medicines and health workers to tackle the crisis in the tourist hotspot. We are staring at a massive health crisis, Kerala's director of health services, RL Sarita, told Reuters on Tuesday. Dengue cases - found in the world's tropical and subtropical regions - have increased 30-fold over the past 50 years, according to the World Health Organisation.
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