Gulbarga tops State

Published: 04th February 2013 10:15 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th February 2013 10:15 AM   |  A+A-

Gulbarga district tops the list with the highest number of Filaria patients in the entire state.

Entomologist Usha, who is working with the Filaria control wing of the state, told Express that Gulbarga district has 8,027 Filaria patients (6,640 Lymphodem and 1,387 Hydrocele). Bidar - 4,962 (3,864 and 1098), Yadgir - 2,082 (1,847 and 235), Udupi - 980 (809 and 171), Bijapur - 722 (447 and 275), Dakshina Kannada - 489 (485 and 4 Hydrocele), Uttara Kannada - 388 (287 and 101), Bagalkot - 378 (331 and 47) and Raichur district - 226 (129 and 97).  Official sources said that Karnataka stands second in the country in Filaria patients as per a survey in 2011. Dadra and Nagar Haveli has an average microfilaria rate of 1.79 per cent, which is 0.83 per cent in Karnataka. Jharkhand has 0.64 per cent, West Bengal 0.57 per cent, Gujarat 0.52, Maharastra 0.51, Orissa 0.43, Uttar Pradesh 0.24, Madhya Pradesh 0.23, Andhra Pradesh 0.21, Assam 0.17, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 0.12, Chattisgarh 0.10 and Daman and Diu 0.07 per cent.

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