Situation analysis of malaria in Delhi
Author(s): Gaurav Kumar and Raj Kumar Singh
Abstract: The present study was planned to know the recent trend of malaria in Delhi with an emphasis to highlight the pockets of its severity. Retrospective data of malaria from 2011-14 was collected from Municipal Corporation of Delhi. The data was analyzed to obtain various parameters like age and sex wise distribution, peak months of malaria transmission and vulnerable zones of the state. Analysis of malaria cases in different municipal zones of Delhi showed that >60% cases are reported from four zones out of 12 zones. These zones are Shahdara north (42%), Shahdara south (29), Nazafgarh (40%) and Narela (25%). More than 80% of malaria cases have been reported from two age groups; 5-14 years and 15-59 years. Malaria data revealed that major malaria transmission in Delhi started from the month of May onwards and continued up to the month of November and few malaria cases were found during the months of December to February. Results of this study indicated that there is an urgent need for regular and effective mass surveillance and proper malaria control measures to be undertaken in these vulnerable zones. More emphasis on entomological surveillance is also required in different regions of Delhi as studies in this area are scarce.
Annual trend of malaria cases in Delhi from 2004-2014
How to cite this article:
Gaurav Kumar, Raj Kumar Singh. Situation analysis of malaria in Delhi. Int J Mosq Res 2016;3(6):36-39.