Vec­tor war in­ten­si­fies

Rapidly in­creas­ing eco­nomic bur­den of vec­tor-borne dis­eases world­wide has prompted sci­en­tists to de­vise ways to curb their spread

Down to Earth - - HEALTH -

DENGUE

$8.9 bil­lion Global eco­nomic cost in 2013 264 per mil­lion pop­u­la­tion/ year is the num­ber of years lost due to the dis­ease (DALY*) world­wide Till Septem­ber 11, In­dia re­ported 36,110 cases, 70 deaths this year

ZIKA

$3.5 bil­lion Ex­pected global cost in 2016

29.95/case DALY due to mi­cro­cephaly, 1.25/case DALY due to Guil­lain-Barre syn­drome Not re­ported in In­dia so far

CHIKUN­GUNYA

$17.3 mil­lion In­dia's eco­nomic cost in 2006 45.26 per mil­lion pop­u­la­tion was the DALY in In­dia in 2006 Till Septem­ber 11, In­dia re­ported 14,656 cases of chikun­gunya this year

Note*: Dis­abil­ity-ad­justed life year (DALY) is a mea­sure of over­all dis­ease bur­den and is ex­pressed as the num­ber of years lost due to ill-health, dis­abil­ity or early death

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