Monday, September 26, 2011

8,228 confirmed cases of malaria in 14 days, India - 26th Sept 2011

There have been rise in the number of malaria and falciparum cases in the state. In just two weeks, various district and taluka health centres in the state recorded as many as 8,228 confirmed malaria cases, while the number of falciparum cases stood at 2,625.

Surat and Ahmedabad topped the chart. The high mosquito density in these cities is proving to be a problem for officials. In just two week, both these cities recorded the highest number of malaria cases with Surat recording as many as 1,274 cases closely followed by Ahmedabad with 1,020 cases. The tribal district of Dahod has now emerged as another troubled zone with 829 malaria cases recorded in the past two weeks.

In case of dengue, Ahmedabad has recorded 45 cases in just a week, while Vadodara has recorded six cases and Bhavnagar two. In all, the state has recorded 101 dengue cases.

Another concern for health authorities is the rise in the number of typhoid fever cases in the state. Ahmedabad recorded 122 typhoid cases in the past two weeks followed by 74 cases in Surat and 66 cases in Bhavnagar. Read More