- Change in water storage practises and other developmental activities are leading to rise in Dengue fever, which was well in control in 2012. Urban and semi-urban areas under threat.
- The WHO’s slogan ‘Small bite, Big threat’ urges countries to direct efforts on vector control, better provision of safe water, sanitation and hygiene.
- State govt, with the help of National Health Mission will extend the diagnosis of dengue and chikungunya viral infection free of cost to all district by 2015 , besides taking up control of dengue fever and prevention of deaths due to dengue hemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome.
- Under the Union government’s National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme, a 25% reduction in vector-borne diseases in comparison to the 2006 incident, is defined as goal. Malaria cases had reduced from 62,512 with 25 deaths in 2006 dropped to 13,302 malaria cases in 2013 and no deaths reported due to malaria. It was confined to Mangalore and Udupi.
- Mass drug administration has led to the near eradication of Filariasis in 3 out of the 9 endemic districts.