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Saturday, August 28, 2010

India : Malaria threat not over: Medics

From Times of India :

" MUMBAI: Two more Mumbaikars succumbed to malaria on Thursday, taking the monsoon-related death toll this month to 52, 43 of which are due to malaria.

While a 58-year-old man from Worli who was admitted and died due to malaria on Thursday, another 55-year-old man from Govandi admitted on Monday, died on Thursday. These recent deaths take the total monsoon-related casualties to 87 from June this year, out of which 66 Mumbaikars have died due to malaria. But if last year's statistics are taken into consideration, then this year hasn't been much worse, say civic officials. "A total of 70 people died due to monsoon ailments last August, 39 of which succumbed to malaria,'' said a civic official."

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