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Volume 91, Issue 6
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645

Abstract

Abstract.

Malaria is endemic in Arunachal Pradesh, India. To understand seasonal prevalence and malaria transmission, a retrospective surveillance study was conducted from 1995 to 2012. caused 80.8% and caused 17.7% of total malaria cases. It was observed that prevalence rates of declined significantly ( < 0.001) from 1995 to 2012 but that remained constant during the study period ( = 0.57). The decrease in the prevalence of cases may be because of effective implementation of vector and disease management programs. It is noted that there was a significant correlation between the number of malaria cases and rainfall ( < 0.06). These findings help us to understand the patterns of malaria epidemiology in Arunachal Pradesh and show that is circulating constantly and requires more effective control measures to combat it.

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  • Received : 06 Feb 2014
  • Accepted : 12 Aug 2014
  • Published online : 03 Dec 2014

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