Situation of Malaria in Kolkata Municipal Corporation area: A Secondary Data Analysis Report 2011

Abstract

UNLABELLED A descriptive study was designed based on secondary data of Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC). OBJECTIVES To estimate present status and trend of Malaria in KMC area; to determine time, place, person distribution of Malaria; to identify high-risk areas to mitigate future outbreak, and to recommend control strategies of Malaria. MATERIALS AND METHODS Three different sets of data were analyzed and the final estimate was obtained from the address confirmed database. DISCUSSION All the wards were high risk in boroughs 4 and 5. The Annual Blood Examination Rate (ABER) of KMC area declined to 5.29%. The falciparum percentage (Pf%) of KMC area was 8.91% in 2011. The ABER of Borough 14 was 1 but the Pf% was 14.6. "Sen Factor" may be calculated to plan the activities among the wards when the resources are limited. CONCLUSION The ABER of Kolkata needs to be improved and Insecticide Treated Nets/ Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets must be considered to control the situation in addition to other regular vector-control measures and Behavior Change Communication activities. Cumulated ABER can be calculated for urban area to get an estimate of fever cases.

DOI: 10.4103/0970-0218.132737

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@inproceedings{Sen2014SituationOM, title={Situation of Malaria in Kolkata Municipal Corporation area: A Secondary Data Analysis Report 2011}, author={Shibotosh Sen and Basudeb Mukhopadhyay}, booktitle={Indian journal of community medicine : official publication of Indian Association of Preventive & Social Medicine}, year={2014} }