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12.10% decline in malaria cases: AMC

DNAHM117816 | 1/2/2018 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :262 | Health

There has been a drop in the number of vector-borne cases in 2017, as per the data released by the health department of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) on Monday.
While dengue saw a drop of 62.83% cases as compared to 2016, chikungunya saw a drop of 43.40% cases, and malaria a drop of 12.10% cases. The drop in malaria cases will help the civic body in achieving its target of malaria eradication by 2022.
At least 9,277 cases of malaria were recorded in 2017 as against 10,094 cases in 2016, which indicates marginal drop in malaria cases. In 2017, 1,059 cases of dengue were registered as against 2,852 in 2016. In 2016, 447 cases of chikungunya were reported, against which 253 cases were registered in 2017.
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