Tribal villagers carry a malaria patient to the hospital in a remote village of Bilaihum, about 75 kms west of Agartala, Tripura on 03-05-08. Official said that at least 18 personnel died due to malaria throughout the state in last 15 days. Only last week the Italian ambassador to India has visited the state and declared to fund projects of International Federation of Red Cross in Tripura to irradiate the dreadful malaria disease that claims hundred of lives every year in spite of several precautionary measures. Malaria remains a major threat for 3.2 billion people in more than 107 countries throughout the world.
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