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Table 2 Meteorological data and monthly distribution of malaria cases in the West Garo hill district of Meghalaya, India (Source, State Health Directorate of Meghalaya)

From: Persistent transmission of malaria in Garo hills of Meghalaya bordering Bangladesh, north-east India

Month
(2006)
Meteorological data No. of blood-smears examined No. (%) of blood-smears Monthly parasite incidence (no. of cases per 1000 population) Death cases
  Rain fall (mm) No. of rainy days Temperature (°C) Average Relative Humidity (%RH)   Positive for P. falciparum Positive for P. vivax   
    Max Min       
January 0 0 28.0 10.0 65 3891 256 (6.6) 01 (0.03) 0.44 0
February 26.8 3 35.1 20.2 65 4586 272 (5.9) 0 (0) 0.47 0
March 12.2 2 35.0 20.0 58 6097 452 (7.4) 08 (0.1) 0.79 0
April 204.6 9 27.7 25.0 67 5324 420 (7.9) 10 (0.2) 0.74 3
May 708.2 19 27.4 24.0 72 10108 1207 (11.9) 23 (0.2) 2.12 8
June 442.8 20 27.0 24.4 76 19484 2192 (11.3) 07 (0.04) 3.80 3
July 463.2 24 28.2 27.0 73 21329 2957 (13.9) 12 (0.06) 5.13 5
August 246.2 20 29.2 26.0 74 11623 1500 (12.9) 03 (0.03) 2.59 2
September 318.4 19 28.2 25.1 75 9913 886 (8.9) 0 (0) 1.53 0
October 189.8 10 29.0 25.9 68 15867 1929 (12.2) 10 (0.06) 3.35 4
November 0 0 26.9 24.1 71 12107 1230 (10.2) 08 (0.07) 2.14 7
December 0 0 24.9 21.8 74 11120 1790 (16.1) 30 (0.3) 3.14 4