A deadly and mysterious fever is causing panic in the northern city of Kanpur, India — in the Uttar Pradesh region — including the villages that surround it.
More than 100 people have already died of the illness in the past four weeks, TopNews, India reports.
As a result, there's been a mass exodus from the region.
The situation is particularly bad in two villages where the disease has already infected more than 1,000 people. There are also reports that at least 40 people have died of the mysterious fever in the past few days, according to the news agency.
"We are moving towards the city as the mystery disease has spread across the villages and we won't return till the time the situation returns to normal," Veerendra Kumar, told TopNews.
Local health officials said all necessary measures are being taken to prevent the mysterious disease from spreading.