MALARIA
 
RISK FOR SEVERE COMPLICATIONS
  • In areas of low transmission - all age groups are vulnerable but adults develop more severe and multiple complications. The transmission pattern in most parts of India is usually low, but intense transmission is seen in north-eastern states and large areas of Orissa, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh.
  • In areas of high transmission - children below 5 years, visitors, migratory labour.
  • Association of pregnancy-pregnant women are less capable of coping with and clearing malaria infections, adversely affecting the unborn fetus.