DM&HO Dr Rama Giddaiah maintained that the increase in number of dengue and malaria cases reported in Kurnool is due to collection of more samples for testing.
WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called it “a historic moment" after a meeting in which two of the U.N. health agency's expert advisory groups endorsed using the vaccine.
While 25 persons were found suffering from fever, 10 cases of Malaria Plasmodium Falciparum (PF) and four of Plasmodium Vivax (PV) were detected in the village.
Health Minister Alla Nani on Monday said in order to prevent spread of seasonal diseases, special preventive measures are being taken at urban, rural and Agency areas across the State.
The release of the postal cover that is being done to pay homage to Sir Ronald and create awareness about malaria.
The reason for the abrupt rise in viral diseases is said to unchecked water stagnation after rains and contamination of drinking water.
Madan Pal, a DBC worker and union member, said it is frustrating to raise voice for salary every three or four months.
"In Chennai, field staff are doing door-to-door inspection to identify stored water remaining unused. They also spray larvicide regularly during the survey," an official with the health dept said.
The Germany-based company aims to begin clinical trials for a 'safe and highly effective malaria vaccine' by the end of next year.
In an ironic situation, the laboratory building of the Fever Hospital which helps detect malaria, itself appears to be a fertile breeding ground for mosquitoes.
From 190 cases in 2018, Hyderabad witnessed a gradual decrease in numbers with 81 cases recorded in 2019 and a mere three cases in 2020.
The malaria eradication model of Odisha has been garnering praises from the World Health Organisation for some years now.
He said this was made possible due to integrated intervention like the State-led programme called Durgama Anchlare Malaria Nirakarana (DAMaN).
Dengue cases reported in suburbs of Vijayawada, 1.65 lakh mosquito nets distributed so far
A health official from Bhadradri Kothagudem district said about 108 cases of malaria, seven cases of dengue and hundreds of virus fever cases have been reported in the district.