An historical review of malaria, kala-azar and filariasis in Bangladesh in relation to the Flood Action Plan.

@article{Birley1993AnHR,
  title={An historical review of malaria, kala-azar and filariasis in Bangladesh in relation to the Flood Action Plan.},
  author={M. Birley},
  journal={Annals of tropical medicine and parasitology},
  year={1993},
  volume={87 4},
  pages={
          319-34
        }
}
  • M. Birley
  • Published 1993
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Annals of tropical medicine and parasitology
  • This paper reviews the evidence of a link between flood control and vector-borne disease in Bengal/Bangladesh. Malaria is historically associated with reduced flooding and embankment construction in the flood plains of Bengal. The land west and south of the Jamuna river was highly malarious in 1916 but is not so today. The lands east of the Jamuna now have a higher, though still small, risk. The reduction in health risk can be attributed to the intensification of land use and human population… CONTINUE READING
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