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Hemorrhagic fever claims 3 lives in western India

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An Ebola-like hemorrhagic fever has killed three people in western India and dozens of doctors will screen a community of about 16,000 people in efforts to contain the disease, a state health minister said this past Wednesday.

India's National Institute of Virology later confirmed that the three died of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever, an Ebola-like disease where patients can bleed to death if not treated quickly. The illness mainly affects animals, but ticks that live on sheep and cattle can pass the virus to people, who can transmit it through their blood or saliva. (Photo by Ajit Solanki via AP)

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