Studies show migrant youths more susceptible to malaria than others


Although malaria is one of the most common diseases in India, statistics from a survey conducted by the SBI General Insurance Co is surprising. The data reveal that young migrants are most affected by malaria than other people. Almost 52% of people suffering from malaria belonged to the 16-35 age group and 28% belonged to the category of 36-50 years old. The study shows that people who migrated to another city far from home to work or study have been victims of malaria native people. Gujarat has the largest number of these patients (about 32%), followed by Maharashtra (21%), Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand. The monsoon of the last two years have seen the largest number of complaints of malaria as revealed by the study on World Malaria Day (April 25th). However, India has facilitated significant progress in reducing the parasitic disease. The study has revealed a sharp drop in the number of malaria cases between 2000 and 2013. In 2000, around 20 lakh cases were claimed, which has been reduced to 8.82 lakhs by 2013. Of the total cases received by different diseases, about 9% of them represented malaria SBI General Insurance added. Malaria is caused by various species of Plasmodium ovale as vivax, malariae and Plasmodium falciparum. The study revealed that approximately 53.59% of the cases were vivax malaria and 32.34 the% were falciparum malaria. National Control Programme vector (NVBDCP) Transmitted Diseases announced that in India, 1.5 million cases are recorded every year of which 40-50% of diseases are caused by plasmodium falciparum. Malaria can also lead to brain problems such as pain, seizures, and abnormal inflammation in the brain, causing permanent damage. According to the data received, these cases only 30% of all reported cases concerned.

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