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Malaria fever on rise in Mumbai

india Updated: May 09, 2009 15:48 IST
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Despite taking preventive measures for malaria by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) the metropolis has seen a phenomenal rise in malaria cases.

"As our staff was on election duty, they were unable to carry fogging and other anti-malaria measures properly in the city," Jairaj Thanekar, Public Health Officer said.

According to the civic officials around 1,351 cases have been reported of malaria this April as compared to 790 cases last April.

"We have found that nearly 627 people were suffering from 'Vivax', 67 with 'Falciparum strain' and the rest from mixed malaria," Thanekar added.