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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

India : 141 malaria cases reported in district, 8 in city this year

Via Indian Express :

" As many AS 141 cases of malaria have been reported in Pune district since January, of which eight are from the city. The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has activated its insect control cell and identified 25,854 mosquito breeding spots across the city. Dr R R Pardeshi, chief medical officer of the PMC said the civic body has released a total of 2,552 guppy fishes in 208 spots to curb breeding of mosquitoes. These fish eat the larvae of mosquitoes and help tackle malaria.

Pre-monsoon preparedness to contain vector-borne diseases like malaria, dengue and chikungunya has been put in place, said Pardeshi, adding that data has been collected from over 200 private hospitals in the city and blood samples of suspected patients have been sent to the laboratory at Gadi Khana for examination."

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