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Friday, June 25, 2010

India : Now, it is also raining diseases in Mumbai

Via DNA India :

" Mumbai: It’s raining buckets in the city, and it’s raining diseases. Malaria had been worrying the civic authorities for quite some time. Now, cases of gastroenteritis, leptospirosis and dengue, too, are cropping up.

Physicians across the city said that malaria and dengue — both mosquito-borne illnesses — posed the greatest threat to the people.

“The mosquito menace is worsening with every passing year. The city is getting more and more densely populated, and the resultant increase construction activities is breeding more mosquitoes,” Dr Jawant Kini, a general physician from Malad (West), said. "

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