In Mumbai declared malaria epidemic
At the meeting of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (BMC) as the most acute problem of malaria was called, after which she has officially given the status of the epidemic.
In view of the fact that more and more people fall ill, private hospitals are overwhelmed by patients, said the leader of the opposition Radzhans Singh. This view is supported by almost all participants.
Is also important following point: incidence increases, not only among the poor. Malaria-exposed people with average incomes. Mumbai is the capital of this malaria. 40% of all residents seeking help to hospital with malaria. Of these, 57% live in Mumbai, said DNA.
Only preliminary checks 134,712 workers at construction sites in 1885 Mumbai revealed 15,539 people suffering from fever, and 649 with a developed form of malaria. And in the slums were found in 1766 of people with malaria.
Recall malaria – an infectious disease transmitted to humans through the bites of "mosquitoes" and caused by parasites of the genus Plasmodium. As the symptoms were reported fever, chills, joint pain, headache, vomiting, anemia, convulsions. Malarial infection is deadly. Especially vulnerable children and pregnant women.