Navigation Links
Incidence of Malaria Has Come Down, Says Economic Survey

New Delhi: The incidence of malaria, one of the most common vector-borne diseases, has come down in India from 1.82 million cases in 2005 to 1.2 million cases in 2006, the Economic Survey has said. //

In its survey of the social sectors, the Economic Survey said malaria deaths came down from 963 to 961 people in the country in this period.

According to it, in some parts of the country the parasite has developed resistance to widely used anti-malaria drug chloroquine.

"The government has introduced a new drug combination of Aretemisinin plus Sulfadoxine-Pyremethamine for treating such resistant cases," said the survey.

Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDTs) kits for quick detection of malaria cases are being made available to trained health workers and volunteers in remote,inaccessible areas.

Use of insecticide treated bed nets is being promoted for personal protection. Besides, the use of larvivorous fish in stagnant water collection is being encouraged for control of mosquito breeding.

In 2005, India had reported 1.82 million malaria cases of which 963 were fatal.

Expressing concern over the mosquito menace, the survey underlined that dengue, another mosquito-borne infection has, now spread to urban and semi-urban areas in the country.

"In recent years, dengue is increasingly being reported from semi-urban and rural areas due to expanding urbanisation and lifestyle changes," the survey remarks.

In 2006, dengue fever affected 10,891 people of which 171 succumbed to the disease. In 2005, while 157 lives were lost another 11,985 people were affected due to the fever.

Quoting the government's commitment to deal with filaria, another mosquito-transmitted disease, the survey said that the government aims eliminating the infectious Lymphatic Filaria disease by 2015.

In 2005, all 20 endemic states and union territories except Tamil Nadu implemented Mass Drug Administration covering around a population of 500 million.



Source-IANS
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Few Simple Steps to Lower The Incidence Of SIDS
2. An Increase In Incidence Of Childhood Cancer
3. Incidence Of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Among Gay Men On The Rise
4. Incidence of breast cancer increasing in urban India
5. Antibiotic Treatment For Acne Found To Increase Incidence Of Respiratory Illness
6. Beta-Carotene Linked With Lower Incidence Of Deaths In Elderly
7. Vitamin D Supplements Reduce Incidence Of Falls In Elderly
8. Historic Increase In Incidence Of Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Scotland
9. The Alarming Rates Of HIV Incidence In The Rural Districts Of Orissa
10. Incidence of iron deficiency reduced by nutrient enhanced cereal- rice
11. High Incidence of Whooping cough
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Lori R. Somekh, ... member of ElderCounsel, a national organization of elder law and special needs planning attorneys. ... and rules. It also provides a forum to network with elder law attorneys nationwide,” ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Ellevate Network, the leading network for professional women, brought together some of ... their inaugural Summit in New York City in June. The event was livestreamed with ... 3 million. To watch the Mobilize Women video, click here . , ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Coveros, a leader in ... awarded a contract by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The ... enterprise use of Agile methodologies in a consistent and high value manner across ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... CitiDent ... sleep apnea using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as 18 million ... by frequent cessation in breathing. Oral appliances can offer significant relief to about ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... , ... The American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) will present the 2017 ... Session of AMIA’s Annual Symposium in Washington, D.C. AMIA’s Annual Symposium is ... pioneer in the field of medical informatics, this prestigious award is presented to an ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/28/2017)... , Sept. 28, 2017 Cohen Veterans ... advance the use of wearable and home sensors for ... disorders. Early Signal Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on ... will provide an affordable analytical system to record and ... ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... 2017   Montrium , an industry leader ... the IQPC Trial Master Files & Inspection Readiness ... EastHORN Clinical Services has selected eTMF Connect ... management. EastHORN, a leading European contract research organization ... transparency to enable greater collaboration with sponsors, improve ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... Sept. 22, 2017  As the latest Obamacare repeal ... Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Lindsey Graham ... the medical device industry is in an odd place. ... the 2.3% excise tax on medical device sales passed ... want covered patients, increased visits and hospital customers with ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: