• Publications
  • Influence
Chikungunya virus outbreak in Kerala, India, 2007: a seroprevalence study.
India was affected by a major outbreak of chikungunya fever caused by Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) during 2006-2007. Kerala was the worst affected state during 2007 with a contribution of 55.8%Expand
  • 61
  • 10
  • PDF
Mapping of lymphatic filariasis in India
The derivation of detailed epidemiological maps, at the relevant spatial resolution, is being increasingly recognized as vital to the effective design and implementation of successful programmes forExpand
  • 108
  • 9
Lymphatic filariasis in India: epidemiology and control measures.
Lymphatic filariasis caused by Wuchereria bancrofti and Brugia malayi is an important public health problem in India. Both parasites produce essentially similar clinical presentations in man, relatedExpand
  • 86
  • 6
Elimination of lymphatic filariasis in India.
The strategy for the elimination of filariasis aims to control both transmission—through community–wide (mass) chemotherapy programmes—and the disease itself via individual patient management. MassExpand
  • 46
  • 4
Delimitation of lymphatic filariasis transmission risk areas: a geo-environmental approach
Background The Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GPELF) depends upon Mass Drug Administration (MDA) to interrupt transmission. Therefore, delimitation of transmission risk areas isExpand
  • 36
  • 3
Malaria receptivity in the tsunami-hit coastal villages of southern India.
Following our earlier observations on the risk of outbreak of vector-borne diseases in the tsunami-hit villages of southern India we continued surveillance to assess the dynamics of malariaExpand
  • 8
  • 3
Insecticide Resistance in Insect Vectors of Disease with Special Reference to Mosquitoes: A Potential Threat to Global Public Health
Context: Arthropod-borne diseases are remaining as a major public health issue in the resource-constrained settings. Mosquitoes are closely associated with mankind since time immemorial and play anExpand
  • 72
  • 2
Detection of Chikungunya virus in wild populations of Aedes albopictus in Kerala State, India.
We detected Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) infection among wild populations of Aedes albopictus female specimens during the CHIKV outbreaks of 2009 and 2006 collected in different localities in KeralaExpand
  • 17
  • 2
Role of traditional antimalarial plants in the battle against the global malaria burden.
Malaria continues to be a major global public health problem with 3.3 billion people at risk in 106 endemic countries. Globally, over 1000 plants have been used as potential antimalarials inExpand
  • 18
  • 2
Population movement and malaria persistence in Rameswaram Island.
During 1982-84, the Vector Control Research Center (VCRC) of the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) at Pondicherry studied the role of population movement in the persistence of malariaExpand
  • 29
  • 1