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Four cases of malaria falciparum reported

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Bhopal, July 19, 2013
First Published: 11:18 IST(19/7/2013) | Last Updated: 11:21 IST(19/7/2013)

In past one week, four cases of malaria falciparum have been reported in the city.

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However, according to the officials of malaria department, out of these four cases two patients were residents of other districts but undergoing treatment in Bhopal.

According to doctors, in cases of malaria falciparum mortality rate is 100% if not treated and mortality rate is 30% even the patient is provided with treatment.

The treatment of malaria falciparum is very costly.

Cost of total treatment of malaria falciparum may run up to Rs. 50,000 if treated in private hospital.

Former district malaria officer (DMO), Dr Padmakar Tripathi said there were several complications related to malaria falciparum.

It can lead to kidney failure, bone marrow rupture and even cerebral malaria, he added.

He further said the medicines given to the patients of malaria falciparum were also toxic in nature due to which regular monitoring of the patient was required.

District malaria officer, Dr KV Vajpayee said the department has taken all the preventive measures to stop malaria falciparum from spreading in the city.

He said the four cases which were reported in the past few weeks were undergoing treatment in Bhopal but out of them two were from other districts.

He said condition of all these patients was stable now.


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