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Monday, October 24, 2011

India : Medical dept more worried about malaria than dengue

Article via Times of India :

" JAIPUR: Vector-borne diseases are playing havoc in the city this year around the festive season and the state medical and health department is worried about the spread of malaria apart from dengue.

The department has attributed the rise in number of patients of vector-borne diseases on the extended monsoon.

So far, 52 dengue cases have been detected in Jaipur this year. Out of them, 30 were detected in the last two-and-half months, the department said on Sunday.

Till July 1, the figure of dengue patients were just 22 and after that the number increased due to increase in the number of mosquitoes when the city received a good and extended monsoon.

The official figure of death related to dengue was just one this season, official sources claimed. Department officials said while the number of dengue patients decreased this year, the number of malaria patients increased."

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