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Friday, July 23, 2010

1,100 Malaria cases in two months in Chennai

Another report on Malaria from Times of India :

" CHENNAI: It is fever season in Chennai, thanks to the rains, with vector-borne diseases including malaria, dengue and chikunguniya registering a rise in the city. The Chennai Corporation has recorded more than 1,100 malaria cases in the last two months and more than 2,877 cases in the last six months.

The remaining districts of the state recorded 1,875 cases, with 848 cases in Ramanthapuram alone. The Directorate of Public Health has also recorded 427 cases of chikunguniya and 566 cases of dengue across the state. Though the corporation's health department maintains there have been no dengue cases in the last few months and reported just six cases for the year, statistics emerging from city hospitals tell another story.

At least four private hospitals, particularly those treating children, have each admitted and treated more than 15 dengue cases since May."

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