Highest number of malaria cases in Kothagudem

Out of the total 782 mlaria cases reported from January to August 12, the highest number of cases in Telangana are from Bhadradri-Kothagudem district (270 cases) followed by 242 cases in Hyderabad, and 56 cases in Mulugu.

Kothagudem’s Health officials said that they were taking measures to control spread of the disease in 756 villages located in the district.

Usually, malaria is caused by Plasmodium Vivax and Plasmodium Falciparum which are transmitted by Anopheles mosquito.

A person develops the disease 10 to 15 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito, as stated in National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme website.

Indoor Residual Spray

"Indoor Residual Spray is used to kill adult mosquitoes. Besides, door-to-door survey is conducted to find if anyone is suffering from vector-borne diseases and required services are provided if someone tests positive for malaria or dengue. Besides, dry days are observed. As part of this, people are encouraged to maintain stagnant water-free environment in and around their home so that mosquitoes will not find place to breed," said a Health official from the district.

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