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Monday, August 30, 2010

India : 2 more die of malaria in Mumbai

A report coming out of Mumbai, via Hindustan Times :

" Malaria claimed two more lives on Sunday, taking the toll of the mosquito-borne disease to 46 this month. The latest victims were a 66-year-old woman from Prabhadevi and a 45-year-old man from Byculla. Swine flu also killed one more Mumbaiite. A 45-year-old woman from Vikhroli (East) succumbed to the infection on Saturday.

“She was admitted to a private hospital on Thursday and was suffering from cold, fever and breathlessness. She was put on a tamiflu dose on the same day. But she died on Saturday due to inflammation of heart muscle along with swine flu,” said executive health officer, Dr GT Ambe.

He added that the woman was obese which made her more vulnerable to complications related to swine flu. Six more people also tested positive for swine flu and 731 others were hospitalised with various monsoon-related ailments. Of these patients, 171 had malaria, 489 had fever, 13 had dengue, 56 had gastroenteritis and two had leptospirosis."

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