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Media: the Indonesian island of Lombok after earthquakes is attacked by malaria - RIA Novosti, 9/8/2018


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MOSCOW, 8 Sep — RIA Novosti. At least 103 persons have got sick with malaria on the Indonesian island of Lombok where recently there were destructive earthquakes, the Straits Times newspaper with reference to the statement of management of health care of the Western Lombok in the province Western reports Noosa-Tengara. © Artificial intelligence has found Fotolia/Kateryna_Kon malaria medicine in a tooth pastepo to the latest data, a death toll as a result of two earthquakes on the island of Lombok on August 5 (magnitude 7) and on August 19 (magnitude 6,9) has increased to 555 people. Cases of infection with malaria are recorded in four districts. Among patients there are children and pregnant women. The head of department Rahman Sakhnan Putra has said to the edition that the decision on imposing state of emergency in connection with spread of a disease isn't made yet. The newspaper notes that the Ministry of Health has sent medical group to the province for fight against malaria. National administration on natural disaster response has sent 135 mosquito grids as a preventive measure. According to Rahman, this help isn't enough as the people evacuated from a zone of an earthquake need ten thousand mosquito grids. According to definition of WHO, malaria is a curable disease, "posing a threat for life". She is called by parasites who are given to people only at stings of the infected mosquitoes. Tropical malaria — the most severe form of malaria. Annually in the world over 500 thousand people perish from malaria, children up to 5 years especially suffer. The greatest incidence and mortality are the share of the regions of Africa located to the south of the Sahara. The situation on malaria in South America, especially in Venezuela and Brazil has considerably worsened.

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