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Urban malaria scheme of the National Malaria Eradication Programme of India

Pattanayak, S.; Roy, R.G.; Samnotra, K.G.; Bendley, M.S.

Indian Journal of Malariology 18(1): 21-27

1981


ISSN/ISBN: 0367-8326
Accession: 001147339

A phased urban malaria control scheme was initiated in India in 1971-72 and now operates in 125 towns to protect 43 million inhabitants. The main features of the scheme are described. Special emphasis is placed on the control of the vectors Anopheles stephensi List. and A. culicifacies Giles. A. stephensi, which prefers small breeding sites (such as wells, cisterns and water tanks) and breeds profusely in clean potable water, is the main vector in the centres of towns and cities.

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