Navigation Links
Malaria Epidemic Claims 50 Lives In Assam

At least 50 people have died and up to 25,000 affected in a malaria epidemic in Assam, officials Tuesday said. //

"Doctors and paramedics have fanned out to take preventive steps and cure those hit by the disease," Assam Health Minister Bhumidhar Barman told IANS.

The minister said 50 people had died of cerebral malaria since the beginning of April, with the eastern districts of Lakhmipur and Golaghat being the worst hit.

"We have been able to check the spread of the disease."

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

"We have enough stocks of anti-malaria drugs and diagnostic kits. Doctors and paramedics are working overtime in vulnerable areas," the minister said.

Anti-malarial measures in Assam have been hit hard due to an acute shortage of paramedics and auxiliary nurses.

"About 800 malaria surveillance workers need to be recruited and we had planned to fill up the vacancies in March but could not do so as the election model code of conduct came into effect," Barman said. "This caused problems initially."

--Edited IANS

Page: 1

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:

(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... TransPack Volume 6 features 30 customizable transitions ... scrolling web-styled transitions to wipes with blur & drop shadow options. Utilize the ... transition from one clip to the next with TransPack's easily customizable styles. ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... Innovaacom, a leading ... results of a survey of educational needs for pharmacists worldwide. The poll of ... demand for high quality online and face-to-face education for pharmacists who are fast ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... partnership at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015 conference. , ... cutting-edge dictation and speech-enabled documentation software, announced their partnership today at RSNA ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... , ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... 2016. In 2016, expected coding changes are likely to include new codes for ... It’s not easy to understand the effects of code changes in musculoskeletal, radiology ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... ... announced the introduction of three Nightstick® brand LED traffic wands with an average retail price ... ), yellow ( NSP-1634 ) and blue ( NSP-1636 ), the SL-1600 series LED traffic ... blinking strobe mode using a fresh set of 3 AAA cells (included). , Built to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/30/2015)... Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG AEX: PHIA) ... user interface and automatic scan parameter selection to help ... such as knee and hip replacements, spine implants and ... America Annual Meeting (RSNA) . The new software helps ... growing patient population. ScanWise Implant adds to Philips, suite ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... and BOCA RATON, Fla. , Nov. ... Commercialization of Public Research (the Institute) announced today ... KynderMed , a medical device start-up company with technology ... company creation based on publicly-funded research, and bridges early ... Florida -based universities and research institutions. ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... , Nov. 30, 2015 ... global biopharmaceutical leader dedicated to delivering transformative ... underserved medical conditions, today announced the launch ... (Recombinant), PEGylated], an extended circulating half-life recombinant ... based on full-length ADVATE [Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant)]. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: