About Careers Internship MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Fresh Tests Confirm 666 Persons Have Cerebral Malaria in Bihar

by VR Sreeraman on August 12, 2009 at 5:16 PM
Font : A-A+

 Fresh Tests Confirm 666 Persons Have Cerebral Malaria in Bihar

Fresh blood sample tests have confirmed 666 persons having cerebral malaria, which has claimed 25 lives in the last fortnight in Bihar's Munger District.

"The tests performed through fresh kits have confirmed 666 out of 1841 patients suffering from high fever or other related symptoms are afflicted by cerebral malaria", Dr B Sahu, a Malaria Officer, said.

Advertisement

Sahu said the need to conduct fresh tests was felt after the authorities found that earlier kits, applied for testing serum samples were expired ones.

Led by Joint Director in the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry Dr S N Sharma, a four-member central team was already camping in the affected villages. It's purpose is to help assist in efforts to identify the cause of spread of the disease in 70 villages of Kharagpur sub-division and Dhrahara block in Munger District.

Five unconfirmed deaths from cerebral malaria have been reported in past three days from the area.

The deadly brain fever claimed at least 25 lives since the outbreak in the first week of July in Munger, said sources.

Source: ANI
SRM
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
Alarming Cesarean Section Trends in India - Convenience or Compulsion of Corporate Healthcare
Quiz on Low-Calorie Diet for Diabetes
World Heart Day in 2022- Use Heart for Every Heart
View all
Recommended Reading
News Archive
Date
Category
Advertisement
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Malaria-water Malaria Mosquito Diseases Fever Malaria - Protection Strategies 

Most Popular on Medindia

Turmeric Powder - Health Benefits, Uses & Side Effects Noscaphene (Noscapine) Daily Calorie Requirements Diaphragmatic Hernia Drug Interaction Checker Iron Intake Calculator Loram (2 mg) (Lorazepam) Drug Side Effects Calculator Calculate Ideal Weight for Infants The Essence of Yoga
This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use
×

Fresh Tests Confirm 666 Persons Have Cerebral Malaria in Bihar Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests