A mystery fever is gripping parts of Uttar Pradesh and claimed the lives of over 100 people so far. The mystery fever has been identified as scrub typhus. Cases of the viral fever have been detected primarily in the districts of Firozabad, Agra, Mainpuri, Etah, and Kasganj. Firozabad is the epicentre of the outbreak with more than 80 deaths.
On August 30, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visited the medical college in Firozabad and told the media that 39 people lost their lives due to viral fever, out which 32 were children. The CM said a team of experts from Lucknow's King George's Medical University would investigate the deaths, particularly among children, and determine the origin of the outbreak.