Indian Monsoon Climate and Malaria: Medical Meteorology
Oddisi Research Laboratory, Bhubaneswar, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Deepak Bhattacharya
Oddisi Research Laboratory
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Received date February 9, 2016; Accepted date April 13, 2016; Published date April 18, 2016
Citation: Bhattacharya D (2016) Indian Monsoon Climate and Malaria: Medical Meteorology. Malaria Contr Elimination 5:141. doi:10.4172/2470-6965.1000141
Copyright: © 2016 Bhattacharya D. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
India has among the highest rates of malaria mortality, inoculation and infection, human and socio-economicadministrative costs. India is a subcontinent having monsoon climate (most variable). Meteorology being all about atmospheric processes and dynamics envelopes much of the ecology and environment. This communication presents Indian sub-continental atypical monsoon meteorology, east coast’s geography, geomorphology of eosin plateaus (plateau environment in particular), orography (delta type sea with parabolic shore line) as having a nexus with the ever present human health hazard of malaria infection. There is not much scope for inter-disciplinary studies. Ongoing decadal works have been cited to indicate the historical etiology of the term ‘Medical Meteorology’ in clinical-cum- met domains. The finding is that due to such all-pervading meteorology the nature of the nexus is planetary in scale and all enveloping. Malaria is part of ecology. It is aided and abetted by Mother Nature. Malaria is here to stay.