Image of Asia: India's high season of mosquito-borne illness


In this photo by Manish Swarup, people suffering from high fever sit with their relatives to see a doctor at a fever clinic at Ram Manohar Lohia hospital in New Delhi. Several cases of mosquito-borne diseases like chikungunya, malaria and dengue fever has been reported in the Indian capital over the past weeks. The annual monsoon season brings India much needed relief from scorching temperatures but also creates wet conditions that are perfect for mosquitoes to thrive. Hospitals in the capital are struggling with a deluge of patients with mosquito-borne illnesses.

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