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AMC on toes; vector-borne diseases rise

DNAHM129591 | 8/14/2019 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :246 | Health



While widespread rains have brought relief to otherwise drought-affected state, it has also put the staff of health department of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) on toes as cases of vector-borne diseases have risen between August 1-10 compared to that of July.
According to a health report of AMC, the city recorded 390 cases of malaria, 24 cases of malaria falciparum and 49 cases of dengue till August 10, against 654 cases of malaria, 25 cases of malaria falciparum and 105 cases of dengue recorded in entire July.
However, the cases are relatively lower if compared to August of 2018. The numbers were 2190, 309 and 309 respectively. Twenty-three cases of chikungunya were also reported last year.
In the case of water-born
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