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dc.contributor.authorV Deven_US
dc.contributor.authorVP Sharmaen_US
dc.contributor.authorK Barmanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-05T06:55:05Z
dc.date.available2019-11-05T06:55:05Z
dc.date.issued2015-01
dc.identifier.issn2224-3151 (‎‎‎‎Print)‎‎‎‎
dc.identifier.issn2304-5272 (‎‎‎‎Electronic)‎‎‎‎
dc.identifier.urihttps://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/329669
dc.description.abstractMosquito-borne diseases, including malaria, Japanese encephalitis (‎JE)‎, lymphatic filariasis and dengue, are major public health concerns in the north-eastern state of Assam, deterring equitable socioeconomic and industrial development. Among these, malaria and JE are the predominant infections and are spread across the state. The incidence of malaria is, however, gradually receding, with a consistent decline in cases over the past few years, although entry and spread of artemisinin-resistant Plasmodium falciparum remains a real threat in the country. JE, formerly endemic in upper Assam, is currently spreading fast across the state, with confirmed cases and a high case-fatality rate affecting all ages. Lymphatic filariasisis is prevalent but its distribution is confined to a few districts and disease transmission is steadily declining. Dengue has recently invaded the state, with a large concentration of cases in Guwahati city that are spreading to suburban areas. Control of these diseases requires robust disease surveillance and integrated vector management on a sustained basis, ensuring universal coverage of evidence-based key interventions based on sound epidemiological data. This paper aims to present a comprehensive review of the status of vectorborne diseases in Assam and to address the key challenges.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherWorld Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asiaen_US
dc.subjectAssamen_US
dc.subjectdengueen_US
dc.subjectJapanese encephalitisen_US
dc.subjectlymphatic filariasisen_US
dc.subjectmalariaen_US
dc.subjectnorth-east Indiaen_US
dc.subjectvector-borne diseasesen_US
dc.titleMosquito-borne diseases in Assam, north-east India: current status and key challengesen_US
dc.typeJournal / periodical articlesen_US
dc.description.startpage20en_US
dc.description.endpage29en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalWHO South-East Asia Journal of Public Healthen_US
dc.relation.issue1en_US
dc.relation.volume4en_US


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