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India records large rise in malaria cases in 2014

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h2544 (Published 12 May 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2544
  1. Cheryl Travasso
  1. 1Mumbai

The number of malaria cases in India last year rose to 1 070 513, up from 881 730 in 2013, provisional figures have shown.1 The 2014 prevalence is similar to that seen in 2012, when 1 067 824 cases were recorded. The states of Tripura and Odisha saw the largest increases, with rises of 540% and 70%, respectively.

AC Dhariwal, director of the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme, said that the malaria outbreak in Tripura in 2014, which saw cases rise …

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