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Thursday, September 30, 2010

India : Malaria wreaks havoc

An article from Central Chronicle :

" Four children have been claimed by malaria in Thapoda village in Betul district. The deaths were reported between September 21 and 26. A Health Department team has reached Thapoda. According to the Chief Medical and Health Officer Dinesh Kaul, officials conducted house-to-house visits, collected 104 blood samples and supplied medicine. Fifty are still ailing.

Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water and wherever garbage piles up. Hence the civic bodies need to be streamlined.

Meanwhile, with one more person succumbing to H1N1, the death toll due to Swine Flu in Madhya Pradesh has risen to 73 since August this year, health authorities said. A 25-year-old girl, resident of Chhimka village in Bhind district, died yesterday while undergoing treatment in Birla Institute of Medical Research Hospital at Gwalior. Thirty two deaths were recorded in Bhopal followed by Indore (25), Jabalpur (11), four in Gwalior and one in Harda due to the viral infection. A total of 295 persons have been tested positive for H1N1 in the State."

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