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Monday, March 7, 2011

India : Vector-borne diseases more fatal by the year

An article from The Pioneer :

" Dengue and other viral diseases are fast becoming a serious health hazard in the country. The number of Indians inflicted with dengue fever alone rose sharply by more than 50 per cent in 2010 over the previous year across the nation.

What’s worse, the vector-borne disease is becoming more fatal every year.According to the Government data tabled in the Lok Sabha recently, the country reported 28,076 dengue cases in 2010, up from 15,535 in the previous year. The figures showed as many as 110 Indians succumbed to the disease against 96 during the period.

The cases may be higher given ]that many States like Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Uttarakhand have not reported the incidents to the Central Health Ministry."

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