Several outbreaks of malaria reported in Jharkhand, India

The Jharkhand health department has reported several outbreaks of malaria in different parts of the state, the latest from villages in Chaibasa, district of West Singhbhum. In the village of Argundi, 5 people have died among the 103 infected persons. Across the state, a total of 59,142 cases of malaria were reported through the month of September as well as 29,292 cases of the more dangerous strain Plasmodium falciparum of malaria.

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Authorities state that many cases of malaria are not reported in the state since infected people may not seek medical care. Exposure to malaria is a high risk in this state and other parts of India. All travellers to to India can reduce their risk of exposure by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Anti-malaria medication is recommended.

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