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Thursday, July 22, 2010

India : Malaria cases rise three fold in state

Via Times Of India :

" JAIPUR: The onset of monsoon heralds an outbreak of malaria as nearly 300 cases were reported in the last one week in the state. On an average, nearly 100 cases surfaced during the first week of July.

However, in the last three weeks, nearly 1,000 cases have been recorded in the state. The number of malaria cases is one-third this year, compared to the last year.

However, the sudden spurt in the cases has become a headache for the health officials. According to department officials nearly 3,700 cases have been registered in the state during 2010 while around 1,000 of these have been reported in July.

The incidence of water-borne diseases have also been on the rise over the past weeks. Multiple instances of water-borne diseases have been reported across the state.

After Kota, Jaipur, Alwar and Pali, there were also reports of water-borne diseases from Nagaur district. "

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