Indian state battles ‘rat fever’ outbreak after worst floods in a century

FILE PHOTO: An aerial view shows a partially submerged road at a flooded area in the southern state of Kerala, India, August 19. REUTERS/Sivaram V

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The southern Indian state of Kerala is battling an outbreak of a bacterial disease that authorities suspect has killed dozens of people since mid-August after the worst flooding in a century. A health ministry spokesman said as of Sunday there had been nearly 200 confirmed cases of what is locally called […]

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