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Monday, June 6, 2011

India : 28 suspected malaria cases detected

Via Times Of India :

" VARANASI: The doctors detected 28 suspected cases of malaria during a recent special malaria camp at the district jail in Chowkaghat area of the city.

District malaria officer M A Khan said that on-the-spot blood slide (BS) collection was done during the camp on Saturday (June 4) and 28 suspected cases of malaria were detected.

He added that the confirmed cases would be known only after the pathological and lab tests of the slides. He also said that the next round of malaria awareness camp would be held at CRPF camp in Paharia on June 7.

It may be mentioned here that the district health administration is observing June as the anti-malaria month. The officials are intensifying efforts for increased blood slides collection and on-the-spot detection besides spreading awareness about vector-borne diseases in vulnerable pockets of the city.

Eight malaria camps would be held at different places including jails, camps of paramilitary forces and rural blocks of the district."

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