| || Military Malaria in Northeast Region of India
Author : Dhiman, Sunil;Baruah, Indra;Singh, Lokendra
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:60(2) ; 2010 ; pp 213-218
Subject : 57.089 Biomedical Sciences ;Defence Science Journal
Keywords : Malaria;armed forces;paramilitary forces;Plasmodium;Anopheles
Abstract : Malaria has always been a pernicious problem of serious health hazard in the northeast region of India. The problem is worst for military and paramilitary forces deputed in all the states of this part of country. The forces are deployed for a short time generally from non malarious regions and thus become highly vulnerable to acquire the malaria infection. Several potential malaria vectors with very high vectorial capacity and high slide positivity rate in civil population manifold the chances of infection. In the present review, the incidence of malaria in the armed forces and paramilitary forces are discussed in detail and minimal measures for the control of malaria in northeastern region have been suggested.