Via The Times of India: Malaria cases spike in Ahmedabad. Excerpt:
AHMEDABAD: There has been a steep increase in the number of malaria cases in the city because of the inconsistent monsoons.
In a meeting of health officers from across the city, the municipal commissioner Guruprasad Mohapatra was apprised of measured taken by the department to curb the menace. It was reported that in general hospitals both private and government-run — malaria case figures collated over the last few months, were startling.
In June there were 2,197 cases, July recorded 2,480 cases while till August 12, AMC recorded 695 cases. To compare figures, last year the AMC had recorded 586 cases in June, July saw 812 cases while August had 387 cases.