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Dengue fever cases skyrocket in southern China

Mosquito-borne dengue fever spreads across China.
Mosquito-borne dengue fever spreads across China. Image by John Tann / CC BY 2.0

Some 21,000 cases of mosquito-borne dengue fever have been diagnosed in southern China’s Guangdong province this year, the largest outbreak in two decades. The number has doubled over the past week, with cases being reported in 20 cities across the province. Officials are now working to enforce quarantines and clean up pooled water sources where mosquitos abound. Read more: shanghaiist.com