Vector-borne disease

Ailing research

Print edition : March 20, 2015

A man with symptoms of chikungunya at a private hospital at Podanur near Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. Photo: K. Ananthan

A female Aedes aegypti mosquito. It spreads chikungunya and dengue viruses. Photo: AP

The Anopheles Gambiae mosquito is the most common mosquito species in Africa and the primary malaria-causing vector in humans. Photo: Bloomberg News

A blood sample being checked for the filarial parasite at the Vector Control Research Centre in Puducherry. Photo: G. Krishnaswamy

Vector-borne disease research in India has remained stagnant for decades owing to administrative apathy and lack of proper policies.
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