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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

India : AMC intensifies anti-malaria drive; death toll touches 16

Via Times of India :

" AHMEDABAD: The burgeoning population of mosquitoes in the city has kept the municipal authorities on tenterhooks. Despite several measures and claims made by officers of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), the deadly sting continues to take its toll. The number of malaria deaths has now risen to 16 this month.

On Monday, Raipur-resident Dahya Sharma, 35, succumbed to falciparum in VS Hospital. Sharma was the 16{+t} {+h} victim of malaria and other fatal fevers in the city this month. Since August 1, the city has recorded more than 65 deaths due to malaria, falciparum and dengue.

In October alone, 670 cases of falsiparum, 650 of malaria and 200 of dengue have been reported in AMC-run hospitals alone in the city. However, the situation is more alarming as high number of incidences of dengue, malaria and falciparum cases in private hospital go largely unreported."

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