ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Hot-Tempered `Cold Fever'

To the people of Dumka district of West Bengal malaria or the `cold fever' as it is locally known is of greater concern and costs them much more than does tuberculosis and other more serious diseases. Health care spending almost always leads to borrowing or distress sale of whatever meagre household assets are available. While pauperisation is grounded in the political economy of the area, illness sharply hastens the process.

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