Issue Date: Sep 30, 2013
Dengue, malaria and chikungunya struck over 1.13 million people in the country last year. Of these, 766 succumbed. India bears a huge burden of mosquito-borne diseases, contributing 34 per cent of global dengue and 11 per cent of global malaria cases. Despite this, the country has made no headway in tackling the mosquito menace.