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Sindhudurg wins over Dengue, controls Malaria as well


The Malaria section of Health Department has succeed to control Dengue in a district

DengueSindhudurg: The Malaria section of Health Department has succeed to control Dengue in a district. Total 79 patients found in a district between January 2013 and December 2013 are now recovered from the disease. The health department is successful to find the places of origin of this disease and destroyed it.

In the year 2013, 122 people died of Dengue in the State. 5,432 patients and 39,270 suspected patients were found in Maharashtra in a year. 206 Malaria patients were also found during a year. They all are now recovered, informed Ashwini Jangam, officer at the Malaria department.

Maximum patients of Dengue were found in Sawantwadi followed by Vaibhavwadi, Kudal and Kankavali. Workshops on Dengue Preventive Measures were organized for the presidents of Nagar Parishad, Corporators and cleaning workers at Sawantwadi, Vengurle and Malvan. The campaign run by Malaria department is completed successfully.

Sindhudurg more immune than rest of the State

Two patients died of Dengue in Thane during 2011, two more were dead in 2012 and four in 2013. Raigadh saw no deaths in 2011 but one died in 2012 and three died in 2013 of the disease. In Nashik, one in 2011, four in 2012 and eight died of Dengue in 2013. Two patients died during each year in Pune. In Nagpur, no one died in 2011 but four in 2012 and eight in 2013 died. Seven died in Gadchiroli in 2013. In comparison to rest of the Maharashtra, Sindhudurg has successfully combat the disease.

Maximum patients in Mumbai

927 Dengue patients were found in Mumbai in 2013; the number was 1008 in 2012 and 421 in 2011. 11 people died in comparison to the last year. Navi Mumbai recorded 10 where Thane recorded 134 patients. Four persons each died Thane, Kalyan and Mira-Bhyender; five died in Vasai-Virar. In 2010, nine died of Dengue when 1,564 patients and 4,013 suspected patients were found in the State.

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