KOLKATA: It is not only the aedes aegypti sting that the city is now reeling under. Its sister – the anopheles – is also causing a ripple in Kolkata, though in a lesser intensity. Amidst the dengue crisis, health officials are concerned with malaria cases in Kolkata, a city where Sir Ronald Ross had discovered how the malaria parasite is transmitted.
According to data by National Centre for Vector Borne Diseases Control, Bengal has reported 13,812 cases of malaria along with 1,902 plasmodium falciparum cases and one death till August .-end. No data has been updated by the state after August.