NEW DELHI, Sept 14 (Bernama) -- The mystery fever death toll in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has risen to 42, Xinhua news agency reported on Friday.
"With six more deaths in the last three days, the number of dead due to the mystery fever now stands at 42. All the deaths were reported in Bareilly and Badaun districts over the fortnight.
'’Three more deaths have been reported from each of these districts," said a senior health official.
The state government has formed high level medical teams to look into the cases and a central team is also looking into the deaths.
State Health Minister Sidharth Nath Singh recently said the government has ordered a "death audit" in Uttar Pradesh.
"Preventive and remedial actions have been initiated," the state's health director Mithilesh Chaturvedi told the media on Tuesday.