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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

India : Record 185 malaria deaths in state

Via Times of India :

" PUNE: Malaria claimed 185 lives in the state from April 2010 to March this year, which is the highest annual number of casualties from the disease reported in the last seven years. Of the 185 casualties, Mumbai alone accounted for 137.

These are the figures from the latest epidemiology report on malaria released by the state health's department in April this year. The state registered only around 60-65 deaths in 2003-04.

Pune district has been a lot immune to the mosquito-borne disease, with just four deaths in 2010-11. Notably, Pune city and Pimpri Chinchwad did not report a single malarial death last year."

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