Learn about dengue, chickenpox and malaria
According to the World Health Organization’s 2017 Malaria Report, India has the highest rate of malaria in Southeast Asia at 87%. The reason for more cases is also overpopulation. Orissa, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura have the highest number of malaria cases in the country. Mosquito infestation occurs in the states due to flooding after rains.
The number of malaria cases in 2016 was 23% lower than in 2017. The number of malaria cases in India is 0.66 per 1000 population (2017). So in the year 2019, there were about 1.35 lakh cases of dengue, out of which 132 people lost their lives.
Today is World Mosquito Day, a special day celebrated in memory of the British physician, Sir Ronald Ross. He proved in 1897 that mosquitoes were responsible for malaria in humans. Scientists around the world then began working on it and several revelations were made. The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine began celebrating World Mosquito Day in 1930. Find out what kind of damage is being done to human health due to mosquitoes.
6 Great Sayings of Sir Ronald Ross, the discoverer of malaria
Sir Ronald Ross, a British doctor, diagnosed malaria in humans on 20 August 1897 at the Presidency General Hospital in Calcutta (now Kolkata).
Dr. Ronald Ross identified the germs of malaria in the intestines of mosquitoes and proved that mosquitoes are carriers of malaria.
Ronald Ross was born on 13 May 1857 in Almora, Uttarakhand. The first freedom struggle started only 3 days after his birth.
After taking admission in IMS, he got an opportunity to work in the prestigious Madras Presidency. There they were mostly treating soldiers suffering from malaria.
Despite the scorching heat of Secunderabad, the humid place and being a victim of malaria, he dissected 1 thousand mosquitoes.
Ross returned to England in 1888. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1902 for his discovery of malaria.
How much trouble was caused by mosquitoes in the Corona period
According to researchers, mosquito-borne diseases are more prevalent in the rainy season. Not 1 but many diseases are transmitted by mosquitoes. The biggest challenge during Covid-19 is that the symptoms of the disease that occur after mosquito bites are similar to the symptoms of Corona. Most of the symptoms of corona, dengue and malaria are similar. These include high fever body aches and headaches.