Rising Malaria cases in M’lore causes concern

Posted on Apr 8th, 2010 and filed under Local News.

MANGALORE : A recent statistics that reveals the increasing incidences of Malaria in the city even at the peak of summer, has been a cause of much concern.

Statistics from the Malaria Control Cell of the Mangalore City Corporation reveals that the incidences of Malaria were three times higher this year when compared to the Malaria cases during the same period last year.

Of the total 1,750 Malaria cases reported from the district from January to March, 1,169 cases were reported in Mangalore alone. Last year during the same period, the district registered a total of 1,169 Malaria cases while 1088 cases were reported from Mangalore.

In the month of January, a total of 7522 people underwent blood test of whom 676 tested positive for Malaria. That too of these cases 571 were affected with Vivax Malaria and 105 with Falciparum Malaria.

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