Bangka Belitung in fight against malaria | The Jakarta PostPosted: June 29, 2012
As of 2011, 374 out of 497 regencies and municipalities in Indonesia were malaria endemic. Of a total 1,322,451 suspected cases of malaria, 256,592 were confirmed as positive. The annual parasite incidence (API) rate stands at 1.75 per 1,000 people, meaning that out of every 1,000 people, two of them will suffer from malaria.
In Bangka Belitung, malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum accounts for 48 percent of total infections, being more prevalent than the P. Vivax strain.