47-year-old man from Churachandpur & 3 women -- aged 21, 39 and 19 years -- from Noney die of cerebral malaria; 12 others infected with the vector-borne disease
Imphal: Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, four persons, including a pregnant woman, have reportedly died of cerebral malaria and another 12 infected with the vector-borne disease in Manipur.
As per reports, a 47-year-old man from Tuikot village, one of the remote villages in Churachandpur district, succumbed to cerebral malaria recently, while a 21-year-old woman -- two months pregnant, a 39-year-old woman and a 19-year-old girl from Noney’s Okoklong village died of the disease on June 4, 8 and 9, respectively.
Owing to the sudden reports of the disease spreading in the remote areas of Manipur, medical teams comprising of doctors and nurses have rushed to the villages to conduct tests and make people aware of the disease.
As per reports, there is an apprehension by the public of mass malarial infection in the Nungba sub-division area if necessary precaution is not taken as preventive measure immediately.
On Tuesday, Rongmei Naga Students’ Organisation Manipur (RNSOM) urged the chief medical officer (CMO) of Noney district for immediate fogging, supply of malaria testing kits and medicines to prevent further spread of malarial infection.
Adequate measures have been taken to control the further spread of the disease in the area, reports said.
However, till the filing of this report, there are no further reports of the vector-borne disease in other parts of the state.