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Saturday, July 24, 2010

India : Malaria claimed 4 lives in Pune dist since June

Via Times of India, excerpt :

" Pune: As many as four people succumbed to malaria in Pune district, two of them in the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) limits, between June and July this year. However, when contacted, the PMC health department was found to be unaware of the two casualties — one from Koregaon Park and another from Lohiyanagar.

Notably, the civic body had reported zero malaria deaths during March 2008-April 2009 and April 2009-March 2010.

According to officials from the medical record section of the Sassoon hospital, four malaria deaths occurred at the hospital since June. Ramdas Prasad of Narhegaon in Katraj died of malaria on June 26, while Adisur K Sarkar (14) of Koregaon Park succumbed to cerebral malaria in the same month.
Jayshree Bhiku Jaygude (35) of Wai in Satara district died due to the vivax strain of malaria, which was till recently considered mild and not life-threatening, on July 3. Datta Laxman (42) of Lohiynagar died due to cerebral malaria on July 10."

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