Malaria in Punjab, State of India: A Brief Overview
Asian Journal of Advances in Medical Science, Volume 5, Issue 1,
Background: The current status of Malaria in Punjab state of India is not known.
Objectives: To find out the parameters of Malaria in Punjab state of India.
Methods: By examining reports prepared by the National Center for Vector Borne Diseases Control (NCVBDC) and an internet search.
Results: It was observed that the Annual Parasite Incidence (API) of Malaria in Punjab came down to low level of 0.02 in 2018 and that there were only 71 Malaria cases during 2021.
Conclusions: Punjab state of India is very close to achieving Malaria-elimination goals.
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