Cambodia: Fifty cases of malaria detected

Posted on July 11, 2012 • Filed under: Africa, Travel News

Calangute: There has been a sudden spurt in malaria cases detected at the Candolim primary health centre (PHC) in the last two weeks. While 26 cases were detected in the six months till June, the intense monsoon spell of the last two-three weeks saw 50 new cases of malaria being detected, according to medical officer in-charge Dr Sachin Govekar. “There has been a large influx of migrant labour in the last couple of weeks,” he said. “I was a little worried in the last 15 days because of the large number of malaria cases. So we doubled our efforts and I also requisitioned the services of a malaria inspector to bring the situation under control,” he said. Read article

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