A news report by Reuters claims that an outbreak of dengue fever in the Indian state of Odisha was caused by a steel plant under construction by Tata Steel.

Stagnant water pools and unsanitary conditions at the plant were reportedly the cause of the outbreak, which infected 280 workers and killed one, claimed the Reuters report.

The suspect steel plant is scheduled for completion next year. Located in the Jajpur district it will have a capacity of 6Mt/year.

Tata Steel has sent in 19 clean-up teams and aims to raise awareness among employees of how to protect themselves not only from dengue fever but also malaria and other diseases caused by mosquitos.

Source: Reuters.