A dengue-like viral fever has hit India with cases on a rapid surge.
North India states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Delhi are the worst hit states thus far.
Notably, viral fever cases among children are on a rise in many parts of the country, triggering panic among parents.
Meanwhile, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has confirmed that D2 strain of dengue has been detected in several districts of Uttar Pradesh.
Over 120 children are undergoing treatment for viral fever at the pediatric unit of Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH).
The rising cases of viral fever have increased the reluctance among parents to send their children to school for off-line classes.
Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh health department has said that the spike in case of viral fever is a norm post-monsoon, asserting that the situation is under control in the state.
Over 50 people, mostly children, have died of viral fever, and several hundred have been admitted to hospitals in Uttar Pradesh.