A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY OF MALARIA IN TAMIL NADU STATE IN INDIA

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Published: 2022-12-29

Page: 291-294


ARVIND NATH *

ICMR-National Institute of Malaria Research, Sector 8 Dwarka, New Delhi – 110077, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Background: To the best knowledge of the author, there is no available literature on the status of Malaria in Tamil Nadu. Hence the preparation of this document.

Objectives: To assess the Annual Parasite Incidence (API) and number of Malaria cases in Tamil Nadu as recently as possible (from 2017-2021).

Methods: By studying the documents prepared by the National Centre for Vector Borne Diseases (NCVBD) and doing a web search on Malaria in Tamil Nadu.

Results: It is seen that the Annual Parasite Incidence (API) of Malaria in Tamil Nadu had come down to the very low level of 0.05 in 2018 and that there were only 772 cases of Malaria in Tamil Nadu during 2021.

Conclusions: Tamil Nadu is very close to achieving near-elimination goals but will have to take active measures to reach it.

Keywords: Malaria, Tamil Nadu, API, NCVBD, WHO


How to Cite

NATH, A. (2022). A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY OF MALARIA IN TAMIL NADU STATE IN INDIA. Asian Journal of Advances in Medical Science, 4(1), 291–294. Retrieved from https://mbimph.com/index.php/AJOAIMS/article/view/3341

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