Malaria in Karnataka

Incidence of Malaria in Karnataka State and Dakshina Kannada District

YearTotal in Karnataka StateP. falciparum in Karnataka StateTotal in Dakshina Kannada DistrictP. falciparum in Dakshina Kannada District
199426668237934474421
19952858833970092211694
199621919832639124811749
19971814474651710057989
1998118685263698834685
199996156215234438295
2000107999279342653122
2001196306472004441449
2002132609296755069874
200310021823425102752051
20048131420579173474292
20058318121956210596135
20066286416446164734957
2007493551129586851768
20084734498646452675
20093655957235850682
20104412277717025984
2011242372648 6418651
2012164661278 6215422
201313302967 5660391
20141233510798240719

Source: NVBDCP Data Available at http://nvbdcp.gov.in/Doc/Malaria-situation-upto2011(P).pdf and data from District Malaria Officer, Mangalore and Malaria Cell, Mangalore City Corporation

Malaria in Dakshina Kannada District: Dakshina Kannada district is located on the western coast of Karnataka State. It was relatively free from malaria until early 1990 with only sporadic case reports. But since 1990, with a sudden spurt in industrialisation and construction activities, malaria has made a dramatic comeback here. The table below gives the details of the incidence as per the data available with the District Malaria Officer. The data is based on the study of only peripheral smears examined at the district laboratory and the primary health centres and it is generally a gross understatement. (QBC Technique is not accepted by the National Malaria Eradication Programme for diagnosis of malaria and hence data from private labs is not included).

Incidence of Malaria in Dakshina Kannada District [Source: District Malaria Officer, Mangalore]

YearTotalP. vivaxP. falciDeathsAPISPRP. f %
196975750-0.100.00
19707570-0.120.00
197191910-0.130.00
19721671661-0.190.60
19731851841-0.180.54
197479781-0.081.27
19757517483-0.640.40
197652255104114-2.433.382.18
19774004393074-1.862.591.85
19783548351137-1.751.04
1979291329058-1.281.580.27
1980233023237-1.011.310.30
1981163616360-0.710.900.00
19829819810-0.420.470.00
19834244240-0.200.200.00
19842402391-0.110.110.42
19851321320-0.060.060.00
19861751741-0.080.070.57
19871051050-0.050.040.00
1988867610-0.040.0311.63
19892792772-0.130.100.72
19901141104-0.040.043.51
19913403346-0.130.121.76
199299296824-0.380.332.42
19934588458424-1.711.410.52
19944744472321-1.731.500.44
1995922175271694263.332.5718.37
19961248110732174954.472.9914.01
199710057906898943.552.729.83
1998*8834814968515.273.467.75
19994438414329512.582.076.65
20002653253112201.541.204.60
20014441399244922.351.6710.11
20025069419587452.631.7917.24
2003102758224205135.253.1519.96
20041734713055429248.845.9624.74
200521059149246135710.726.4029.13
200616473115164957148.385.7030.09
2007868569171768114.173.0820.36
20086452577767503.102.1710.46
20095850516868212.731.9111.66
20107025604198413.272.2714.01
201164185767651-2.992.1410.14
201262155793422-2.802.166.79
20135660526939102.551.856.91
20148240752171923.712.408.73

SPR: Slide Positivity Rate; P. f %: P. falciparum percentage

* In 1998 the district was bifurcated into Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts, hence the numbers; Most of these cases in Dakshina Kannada have occurred in the city of Mangalore, its head quarters.

Also see: Malaria in Mangaluru

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