A Study of Malaria in Sikkim
Background: To the best knowledge of the author, there is no available literature on the status of Malaria in Sikkim. Hence the preparation of this document.
Objectives: To find out the parameters of Malaria in Sikkim till as recently as possible.
Methods: By studying the documents prepared by the National Centre for Vector Borne Diseases (NCVBD) and the website of National Health Mission (NHM), Sikkim.
Results: It is seen that the Annual Parasite Incidence (API) of Malaria in Sikkim had come down to the very low level of 0.03 in 2018 and that there were only 2 cases of Malaria in Sikkim during 2021 (up to 19th September).
Conclusions: Sikkim is very close to achieving Malaria-elimination goals.
How to cite this article:
Nath A. A Study of Malaria in Sikkim. J Commun Dis. 2022;54(4):107-108.
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