Vol. 7, Issue 5, Part A (2020)
Entomological assessment of malaria outbreak in Bareilly and Budaun districts of Uttar Pradesh, India
Author(s): Sweta Bhan, Lalthazuali, Abhay K Sharma, Thekkevilayil G Thomas and Ram Singh
Abstract: Malaria accounts for the major public health global burden caused by the protozoan parasite plasmodium and transmitted by Anopheles mosquitoes. Recently Malaria outbreak, particularly by Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium vivax and both parasites was reported in Bareilly and Budaun districts of Uttar Pradesh during September 2018. This study aimed to have an in-depth understanding of the entomological parameters influencing malaria transmission and guide intervention measures. Malaria endemic villages were selected for entomological investigation from both the districts. An entomological survey revealed the presence of vector species known to be important in transmitting malaria- rural vector, Anopheles culicifacies played a major role and was the most common species collected from cattle sheds and human dwellings. Per Man Hour Density (PMHD) of the vector species was 5.5 in Kandharpur village of Bareilly and 7.0 in Bhurinagla village of Budaun District. Per Room Density (PRD) of the vector species were highest with 2.0 in Manona village of Bareilly and 6.0 in Maree village of Budaun District respectively.
How to cite this article:
Sweta Bhan, Lalthazuali, Abhay K Sharma, Thekkevilayil G Thomas, Ram Singh. Entomological assessment of malaria outbreak in Bareilly and Budaun districts of Uttar Pradesh, India. Int J Mosq Res 2020;7(5):53-59.