Navigation Links
Malaria Claims 25 Lives in Assam

The Assam government Tuesday sounded an alert following a malaria epidemic that has claimed at least 25 lives// and affected about 10,000 people.

"Doctors and paramedics have been put on alert across Assam with medical teams, including mobile units, fanning out to vulnerable areas to check the spread of malaria," Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma told journalists.

Eight of Assam's 29 districts have been hit by the mosquito-borne disease.

"Between January and April, some 25 people have died of malaria and 9,721 people tested positive for the disease in the same period," the minister said. Unofficial reports put the death toll at around 40.

Experts say an early monsoon has caused the outbreak of malaria.

"The situation is well under control and compared to last year, the epidemic is not alarming. But we are not taking any chances," Sarma said. Some 304 people died of malaria last year.

"The casualties are less this year as we have taken a series of anti-malaria drives in the state by spraying disinfectants and fumigation to kill mosquitoes," he said.

Doctor's say the initial symptoms of malaria are high fever and cold, and at times loose motions and stomach pain as well.

"Villagers often bring patients to hospitals when chances of survival are very remote. There is still a great deal of ignorance about the fatal consequences of malaria," Sarma said.

The northeast is a known "malaria zone" with the disease claiming an estimated 500 lives annually.

Government authorities are worried the disease might spread among hundreds of Indian troops deployed along the Indo-Bhutan border for counter-insurgency operations.

"We are providing soldiers with specially designed medicated mosquito nets and insect repellents as a precaution against malaria," an army commander said.

In the last five years, at least 50 army and paramilitary s oldiers in Assam have died of the disease.

Source-IANS/V
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Malaria strikes Munger tribals
2. Sponging Cattle betters spraying in eradicating Malaria
3. Gene researchers make Malaria-resistant mosquito
4. More Treatment Options For Malaria
5. Scientists Unveil Mechanism Behind Resistance to Severe Malaria
6. Jharkhand reports 13,000 Malaria cases
7. Researchers Discover Protein That Causes Malaria
8. Malarial gene ascertained
9. Artesunate Is Better For Malaria Than Quinine
10. New Strategies For Effective Treatment Of Malaria
11. Chloroquine and Primaquine combination Malarial drug for resistant parasites.
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... Mediaplanet today announces the ... healthy lifestyles and highlighting the importance of proactive eye and ear health. The ... the latest innovations in hearing aid technology. , In this issue, the ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... ... and financial consultations to communities throughout the greater DC region, is inaugurating a ... goal of rescuing local animals and training them to be companions for veterans ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... 2017 , ... MLM Insurance Group, a Miami area provider ... is working to support the Take Stock In Children Foundation during a regional ... The Take Stock In Children Foundation (TSC) offers guidance and assistance to low ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... , ... August 18, 2017 , ... The Golseth Agency, ... the Dallas/Fort Worth area, is spearheading a regional charity campaign organized to provide support ... In early June of this year, Christina and her children returned from out of ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... , ... August 18, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House ... will lift the veil on false teachings pertaining to the mother of the Savior whom ... you see a far different picture of the role of this historical woman. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/3/2017)...  Opioid addiction and other drugs of abuse, blood ... threatening outcomes, were problems taken on directly as laboratory ... support them, met this week. This according to Kalorama ... of abuse, procalcitonin and acute kidney injury were key ... meeting in San Diego, CA. ...
(Date:8/2/2017)... , Aug. 2, 2017  Life Flight Network and PeaceHealth ... agreement improves patient care and operational efficiency for patients at ... , Cottage Grove , and ... transportation. PeaceHealth and Life Flight Network work collaboratively to move ... transport, or when a time sensitive emergency exists. ...
(Date:7/31/2017)... -- Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO), has been named one of ... by Crain,s Detroit Business . The annual Crain,s ... revenue growth. This year,s edition measures growth from 2013 to ... complete list, visit crainsdetroit.com/awards/fast_50/2017 .  "Being ... Phil Hagerman , CEO and chairman of Diplomat. "We,ve ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: