Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh has sounded a high alert following nine malarial deaths in Longding district bordering Nagaland.
"In the past week, nine people have died of malaria at Longkhaw village in the district while 81 cases have been detected during a medical camp organised recently. Of the 81 patients, 74 were diagnosed with PF (Plasmodium Falciparum) and the rest were P V (Plasmodium Vivax) parasite," district medical officer L Lowang said here today.
Of the nine deceased, four were children and three women, the DMO said.
The deceased were identified as 9-year-old Nyanwai, Lailam (3), Sonlai (7), Chongpai (7), Khunkhang (60), Kamthai (24), Kaigan (56), Peakhang (55) and Paidang (55).
A medical team from Pasight in East Siang district and another from Longding have rushed to the affected village, the DMO said.