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With more than 100 dead, India's northeastern Tripura state continues to battle outbreak of mosquito-borne disease.
Last updated: 01 Aug 2014 13:06
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India's northeastern landlocked Tripura state, which is surrounded by Bangladesh from three sides, has been battling a malaria outbreak that has claimed more than 100 lives, mostly tribal children.

The majority of deaths have been reported from remote areas which lack basic healthcare facilities. By the time the news of the deaths had reached the state administration, already more than 25 lives had been lost.

State health department officials have said that the epidemic has affected children already suffering from lack of immunity and malnutrition.

More than 180,000 people have fallen ill with malaria fever caused by certain species of mosquitoes breeding in water during monsoon season.

In the past two years the cases of malaria in the state have been negligible and so the state government was not well prepared, leading to a shortage of anti-malaria medicines.

Authorities had to procure medicines from outside the state to handle the current crisis.

Teams of specialist doctors along with healthcare staff are camping in the affected areas to conduct health checks.

Several makeshift hospitals have been set up as hospitals were overwhelmed with patients.


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A Bru (locally called Reang) woman diagnosed with malaria lies on the floor of her bamboo hut as her daughter fans her in the Ashapara camp in Kanchanpur in North Tripura district, 230km northeast of Agartala, the capital of Tripura state.



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A malaria-infected child undergoes treatment in a hospital in Kanchanpur. 



/Pinaki Das/Al Jazeera

A Bru woman infected with malaria is carried in an improvised palanquin in Naisingpara camp in Kanchanpur. 



/Pinaki Das/Al Jazeera

People with malaria undergo treatment in a makeshift hospital in Kanchanpur. 



/Pinaki Das/Al Jazeera

An infected child undergoes treatment in a hospital as her family members sit on the bed, in Kanchanpur. 



/Pinaki Das/Al Jazeera

A mother feeds her malaria-infected child in the Ashapara camp in Kanchanpur. 



/Pinaki Das/Al Jazeera

People with malaria lay on the floor of a packed hospital at Gandacharra, in remote Dhalai district, 185km south of Agartala, the state capital.



/Pinaki Das/Al Jazeera

Women with malaria wait with their children for the instant malaria blood sample test in a health camp in Gandacherra. 



/Pinaki Das/Al Jazeera

Malaria-infected people lay on the floor of a packed hospital in Gandacharra as the state Health Minister Badal Chowdhury visits the hospital to review the situation.



/Pinaki Das/Al Jazeera

A doctor examines a child at a health camp in Gandacherra. 



/Pinaki Das/Al Jazeera

A doctor distributes free medicine to malaria-infected tribal people during a health camp in Gandacherra.



/Pinaki Das/Al Jazeera

An Indian doctor examines a report from a blood sample test of a child in Gandacherra. 



/Pinaki Das/Al Jazeera

An Indian doctor collects blood from a tribal child for an instant malaria test. 



/Pinaki Das/Al Jazeera

People wait for the results of their malaria tests in Gandacherra.



/Pinaki Das/Al Jazeera

A Bru tribal man rocks a malaria-infected child to sleep in a cradle in the Naisingpara camp in Kanchanpur.




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A Bru (locally called Reang) woman diagnosed with malaria lies on the floor of her bamboo hut as her daughter fans her in the Ashapara camp in Kanchanpur in North Tripura district, 230km northeast of Agartala, the capital of Tripura state.

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A malaria-infected child undergoes treatment in a hospital in Kanchanpur. 

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A Bru woman infected with malaria is carried in an improvised palanquin in Naisingpara camp in Kanchanpur. 

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People with malaria undergo treatment in a makeshift hospital in Kanchanpur. 

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An infected child undergoes treatment in a hospital as her family members sit on the bed, in Kanchanpur. 

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A mother feeds her malaria-infected child in the Ashapara camp in Kanchanpur. 

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People with malaria lay on the floor of a packed hospital at Gandacharra, in remote Dhalai district, 185km south of Agartala, the state capital.

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Women with malaria wait with their children for the instant malaria blood sample test in a health camp in Gandacherra. 

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Malaria-infected people lay on the floor of a packed hospital in Gandacharra as the state Health Minister Badal Chowdhury visits the hospital to review the situation.

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A doctor examines a child at a health camp in Gandacherra. 

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A doctor distributes free medicine to malaria-infected tribal people during a health camp in Gandacherra.

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An Indian doctor examines a report from a blood sample test of a child in Gandacherra. 

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An Indian doctor collects blood from a tribal child for an instant malaria test. 

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People wait for the results of their malaria tests in Gandacherra.

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A Bru tribal man rocks a malaria-infected child to sleep in a cradle in the Naisingpara camp in Kanchanpur.

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A Bru (locally called Reang) woman diagnosed with malaria lies in the floor of her bamboo hut as her daughter fans her in the Ashapara camp in Kanchanpur of North Tripura district, 230 km northeast of Agartala, capital of Indian state Tripura.

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A Bru (locally called Reang) woman diagnosed with malaria lies in the floor of her bamboo hut as her daughter fans her in the Ashapara camp in Kanchanpur of North Tripura district, 230 km northeast of Agartala, capital of Indian state Tripura.

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A malaria infected child undergoes treatment in a hospital in Kanchanpur of North Tripura district, 200 km northeast of Agartala, capital of Indian northeastern state Tripura.

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A malaria infected child undergoes treatment in a hospital in Kanchanpur of North Tripura district, 200 km northeast of Agartala, capital of Indian northeastern state Tripura.

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A Bru (locally called Reang) woman infected with malaria being carried in an improvised palanquin in the Naisingpara camp in Kanchanpur, 230 km northeast of Agartala, capital of Indian northeastern state Tripura.

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A Bru (locally called Reang) woman infected with malaria being carried in an improvised palanquin in the Naisingpara camp in Kanchanpur, 230 km northeast of Agartala, capital of Indian northeastern state Tripura.

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Malaria infected people undergo treatment in a makeshift hospital in Kanchanpur of North Tripura district, 200 km northeast of Agartala, capital of Indian northeastern state Tripura.

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Malaria infected people undergo treatment in a makeshift hospital in Kanchanpur of North Tripura district, 200 km northeast of Agartala, capital of Indian northeastern state Tripura.

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A malaria infected undergoes treatment in a hospital as her family members sits in the bed, in Kanchanpur of North Tripura district, 200 km northeast of Agartala, capital of Indian state Tripura.

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A malaria infected undergoes treatment in a hospital as her family members sits in the bed, in Kanchanpur of North Tripura district, 200 km northeast of Agartala, capital of Indian state Tripura.

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Mother feeds her malaria infected child in the Ashapara camp in Kanchanpur, 230 km northeast of Agartala, capital of Indian northeastern state of Tripura.

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Mother feeds her malaria infected child in the Ashapara camp in Kanchanpur, 230 km northeast of Agartala, capital of Indian northeastern state of Tripura.

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People affected with malaria lay on the floor of a packed hospital at Gandacharra, in remote Dhalai district 185 km south of Agartala, capital of Indian state Tripura.

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People affected with malaria lay on the floor of a packed hospital at Gandacharra, in remote Dhalai district 185 km south of Agartala, capital of Indian state Tripura.

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Women affected with malaria wait with their children for instant malaria blood sample test during a health camp in Gandacherra in remote Dhalai district 185 km south of Agartala, capital of Indian state Tripura.

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Women affected with malaria wait with their children for instant malaria blood sample test during a health camp in Gandacherra in remote Dhalai district 185 km south of Agartala, capital of Indian state Tripura.

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Malaria infected people lay on the flood of a packed hospital in Gandacharra, in the remote Dhalai district 185 km south of Agartala, capital of Indian state Tripura as the state Health Minister Badal Chowdhury visits the hospital to review the situation.

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Malaria infected people lay on the flood of a packed hospital in Gandacharra, in the remote Dhalai district 185 km south of Agartala, capital of Indian state Tripura as the state Health Minister Badal Chowdhury visits the hospital to review the situation.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Tripura_Malaria/slideshow/no-caption/210579de971af27a882a5f05895d287e

A doctor examines a child during a health camp in Gandacherra in remote Dhalai district 185 km south of Agartala, capital of Indian state Tripura.

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A doctor examines a child during a health camp in Gandacherra in remote Dhalai district 185 km south of Agartala, capital of Indian state Tripura.

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A doctor distributes free medicines to malaria infected tribal people during a health camp in Gandacherra in remote Dhalai district 185 km south of Agartala, capital of Indian state Tripura.

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A doctor distributes free medicines to malaria infected tribal people during a health camp in Gandacherra in remote Dhalai district 185 km south of Agartala, capital of Indian state Tripura.

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An Indian doctor examines the report of instant malaria blood sample test of a child during a health camp in Gandacherra in remote Dhalai district 185 km south of Agartala, capital of Indian state Tripura.

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An Indian doctor examines the report of instant malaria blood sample test of a child during a health camp in Gandacherra in remote Dhalai district 185 km south of Agartala, capital of Indian state Tripura.

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An Indian doctor collects blood of a tribal child for instant malaria blood sample test during a health camp in Gandacherra in remote Dhalai district 185 km south of Agartala, capital of Indian state Tripura.

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An Indian doctor collects blood of a tribal child for instant malaria blood sample test during a health camp in Gandacherra in remote Dhalai district 185 km south of Agartala, capital of Indian state Tripura.

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People wait for instant malaria blood sample tests during a health camp in Gandacherra in remote Dhalai district 185 km south of Agartala, capital of Indian state Tripura

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People wait for instant malaria blood sample tests during a health camp in Gandacherra in remote Dhalai district 185 km south of Agartala, capital of Indian state Tripura

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A Bru (locally called Reang) tribal man rocks a malaria infected child sleeping in a cradle in the Naisingpara camp in Kanchanpur, 230 km northeast of Agartala, capital of Indian northeastern state Tripura.

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A Bru (locally called Reang) tribal man rocks a malaria infected child sleeping in a cradle in the Naisingpara camp in Kanchanpur, 230 km northeast of Agartala, capital of Indian northeastern state Tripura.



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