Dengue bites India

Bagchi, Sanjit
March 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/31/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 7, pE7
Academic Journal
The article reports on the emergence of Dengue in India. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare estimated 12,419 cases of Dengue in the country in 2008, up from 5534 cases in 2007. Indian Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss has attributed the outbreak of Dengue to climate change. However, Swapan Jana, secretary of the Society for Social Pharmacology, said that while climate change may be a factor, figures suggest lack in mosquito vectors control.


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