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Nagaland reports zero malaria case in April

By Purnungba Longkumer Updated: Jun 03, 2022 11:22 pm

Our Reporter

Dimapur, June 3 (EMN): Nagaland reported zero malaria case in the month of April 2022. This was confirmed from 20886 malaria tests performed by the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP), Nagaland.

In terms of district-wise distribution of malaria tests conducted by NVBDCP in Nagaland, Dimapur district ranked highest in the month of April with 4,639, followed by Kohima with 3899, Mokokchung with 2598, Wokha at 2285, Phek with 1920, Longleng with 1208, Kiphire with 1166.

Zunheboto district was the least number of malaria tests conducted with 759, followed by Mon with 770 and Tuensang with 812.

However, in the Month of February 2022 one positive malaria case was detected out of a total of 9267 tests conducted by NVBDCP. Similarly, another positive case was detected out of the total 12465 tests conducted in the month of March.

So far, two positive cases of malaria were detected this year 2022 from January till April out of the total 50,319 tests were conducted by NVBDCP in Nagaland. In 2021, only eight cases were reported and registered. NVBDCP reported that malaria positive cases in the state have declined from 4,959 in 2010 to 12 positive cases in 2020.

By Purnungba Longkumer Updated: Jun 03, 2022 11:22:05 pm