There’s a growing concern about the rapid spread of dengue fever in India, and international experts say the Indian government isn’t doing enough to tamp it down. An article this week in the New York Times raises serious questions about how the Indian government is handling the outbreak.

Dengue fever is not fatal for most people who contract it, but it can be extremely painful.  Symptoms can include fever, muscle and joint pain, and a measles-like skin rash.

More than 30,000 people in India have been infected this year, a 60 percent jump from 2011. Government officials in New Delhi have refused to acknowledge the issue. India is considered the launching pad for the mosquito-borne plague, which is spreading around the world. The World Health Organization warns that the spread of dengue is far worse than most people know.

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John Miller is president of ScribeWise. He is an avid traveler and web-surfing junkie. Visit www.scribewise.com.

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  1. Dengue cases in Delhi is on the rise, it has risen more than 300 in september only.
    vry bad there are a wide range of slums in Delhi, Mumbai especially.

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