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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

India : One more malaria death in Ahmedabad, toll rises to three

Via Times of India :

" AHMEDABAD: One more person died of malaria in the city on Tuesday, taking the death toll to three in October alone.

Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) officials said a 50-year-old man, who stayed in Gomtipur, died during treatment at an AMC-run hospital after being tested positive of malaria.

Nine new cases of malaria were reported in the city taking the total number of malaria patients to 257 in the first 17 days of October. Roughly 355 cases of falciparum - 25 cases on Tuesday alone - were reported at AMC-run hospitals in the city.

That is not the end of story. According to AMC officials, nine fresh cases of dengue were reported on Monday at various hospitals, taking the total number to 410 in October. This data does not include over 30 patients admitted in private hospitals."

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