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Two more succumb to malaria

mumbai Updated: Aug 14, 2010 01:23 IST
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Two persons succumbed to malaria on Friday, taking the disease’s total death toll in the city to 18 in August.

One of the victims was a 43-year-old man from Worli, while the other was a 35-year-old man from Santacruz.

On Friday alone, public hospitals reported admitting more than 200 new malaria patients.

“Our health workers have begun to notice a drop in malaria cases,” said Dr G T Ambe, executive health officer of the BMC.

“The focus now is to aggressively control mosquito breeding and that is being done by carrying out surveillance measures at construction sites and checking water storage areas,” Dr Ambe added.

Also 11 more people tested positive for swine flu on Friday, taking the total number of H1N1 cases in the city to 125.

Among other rain-related illnesses, public hospitals across the city also reported 552 cases of fever, 50 cases of gastroenteritis, one case of leptospirosis and 19 cases of dengue.