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119 die in Malaria attack in this year in Mizoram

Aizawl: An estimated 119 people died in Malaria outbreak in Mizoram between January and October this year as the disease turned out to be the biggest killer.

State health department officials said today the high incidence of 119 deaths was due to the fact that malaria patients approached the hospitals and health centres too late.

Those who died had usually been without any medical treatment for at least four days or more and the average hospitalisation period was just two and half days, the officials said.

State vector-borne diseases control sources said out of 1,51,631 blood samples tested, 8,426 people were found to be infected with the mosquito-borne disease.

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