Udayavni Special

Udupi district sees significant decline in malaria cases


Team Udayavani, Jan 6, 2021, 9:35 AM IST

Udupi: The rate of malaria cases in the district has been declining year on year but not as much as expected. However, the rate of dengue cases, on the other hand, has been fluctuating.

There were 2,217 malaria cases in 2012, 2,205 in 2013, 1,639 in 2014, 1,366 in 2015, 1,168 in 2016, 513 in 2017, 221 in 2018, and 150 in 2019.

The district’s Health Department had estimated that there will be fewer than 100 malaria cases in 2020, but there were 126 cases in the year.

The highest number of malaria cases in 2020 were reported from areas near the Udupi bus station, especially among those sleeping at the station, and from around the fish curing factory near Malpe.

Ther have been ups and downs in the dengue cases recorded in the district.

There were 126 cases in 2012, 140 in 2013, 130 in 2014, 331 in 2015, 600 in 2016, 383 in 2017, 228 in 2018, 280 cases in 2019 and 139 in 2020.

“Dengue spreads very fast. It is not easy to control its spread,” said Dr Prashant Bhat, district health official.

“The efforts of health department workers are the main reason for the reduction in malaria cases. The sooner it is diagnosed, the more likely it is to be treated,” adds Dr Bhat.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Bhawna Kanth, first woman fighter pilot to participate in Republic day parade

Health condition of Sasikala is stable, says her nephew

New president brings a slightly new look to Oval Office

Farmers’ tractor rally on R-Day: Meeting underway between Delhi Police, farmer unions

Illegal construction: HC rejects Sood’s plea against BMC notice

Sandalwood drugs case: Supreme Court grants bail to Ragini Dwivedi

3 BJP activists arrested for raising ”goli maro…” slogan in Bengal


Related Articles More

Pay salaries to staffers under quarantine: Karnataka govt to employers

Health condition of Sasikala is stable, says her nephew

Sandalwood drugs case: Supreme Court grants bail to Ragini Dwivedi

Bengaluru: HC upholds warrant to search SPDI offices

Pandemic effect: Lalbagh Republic day flower show postponed

MUST WATCH

Vijay Prakash | Self Charging Electric Bike Made by Autorickshaw driver

Service on Wheels: Government services at one’s doorstep

Homemade Toy Electric Car using Waste Materials

Ullal: Condom found in donation box

Karunakar Kotegar | How to teach forgiveness | Udayavani

Latest Additions

Pay salaries to staffers under quarantine: Karnataka govt to employers

HC rejects Sonu Sood’s plea against BMC notice over alleged illegal construction

Bhawna Kanth, first woman fighter pilot to participate in Republic day parade

Turn back time? Study hints at way to halt decline as we age

Health condition of Sasikala is stable, says her nephew

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.