Sindh records 125,100 malaria cases in 10 months
KARACHI:Sindh Malaria Control Programme has registered 125,100 cases from the 1st January to 31 October 2019 throughout the province.
According to the data released by Malaria Control Program Sindh, a total of 125,100 malaria cases were reported across the province in 2019 till October. Majority of the cases were reported from Thatta (19,950), Tando Muhammad Khan (13,896), Badin (13,325), Umerkot (11,283), Mirpurkhas (9,190), Sujawal (8761) and Larkana (8,744).
About 19,32,618 malaria-suspected cases were detected across the Sindh province from 1st Jan to 31 October 2019 out of them 125,100 were tested positive.
Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease and its outbreak took place after monsoon rains due to which thousands of people fell sick in whole Sindh. The malaria cases were common in rural areas of Sindh province as compared urban areas, while dengue cases were generally reported from urban areas.
More than 2600 malaria cases were reported in Karachi in 2019 at microscopic Centers working in the city for treatment of malaria patients.
The number of malaria cases was low in Karachi, Hyderabad and other urban cities as compared to the rural areas of the province.
However, under reporting were also observed in coastal areas of Karachi city and its slums area.
Around 600 microscopic Centers operating all over the province.
In 2018, Malaria Control Program Sindh had recorded 109,000 malaria positive cases in the province.