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Malaria

20 August 2010

Record malaria outbreak in India

India has drafted in health workers from Medecins Sans Frontieres to help tackle what they said was a record number of malaria cases in the country's financial capital, Mumbai.

India has drafted in health workers from Medecins Sans Frontieres to help tackle what they said was a record number of malaria cases in the country's financial capital, Mumbai.

The organisation said it was responding to a request from the local health ministry "to reinforce the supply of treatment", including for the most deadly form of the disease, which has struck 10 to 15% of victims.

 

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