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In the first five months of 2013 were 13.4 million registered cases of the disease compared to 53 thousand in the same period last year

 
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The Ministry of Health of Pará (Sespa) announced the reduction of malaria cases by 70% compared to last year. From January to May 2013 were 13,420 registered cases of the disease, compared to 53,206 in the same period of 2012. The counties with the largest drop in the number of records are Keys, Curralinho, Anajás, catfish, and Altamira Anapú.

The figures were targeted by the Seminar Evaluation of Actions to Control Malaria in Pará, which brought together representatives of the regions with the highest incidence of malaria in the state this week. According to the state coordinator of the Program Control Endemiais, Cláudio Cardoso, progress is a result of preventive together with municipalities.

The actions included training of microscopists and clinical management of patients with severe malaria, the regional health workshops evaluation of malaria in poles of the Regional Centers of Health of Pará, and distribution of rapid tests, microscopes, motorcycles and rabetas (small motor boats), to strengthening actions.

Last year, in addition to the distribution of 90,000 mosquito nets from the Ministry of Health, the department began the delivery of over 60,000 mosquito nets impregnated with insecticide is not poisonous in priority municipalities. According to the state coordinator of the Program for Malaria Control, Cláudio Cardoso, activities continue throughout the state.

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