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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

India : Malaria too on the rise

Via Times of India, excerpt :

" LUDHIANA: A sharp rise in Malaria cases in the last two years has been an issue of concern among residents who fear the poor upkeep of several localities in the city is the reason behind the spreading diseases.

According to a report of health department, 69 cases of malaria were reported in 2008, while in 2009, 75 cases came up. The number saw a sharp rise to 319 cases in 2010 and in 2011, 360 malaria cases have already been reported until now. Of the cases reported this year, 90 are from city.

Residents feel health department has been incompetent in controlling the menace as it failed to carry out regular fogging and spraying."

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