NATIONAL FILARIA CONTROL PROGRAMME
Filaria Control Unit was established in the year 1961 in Pondicherry. A separate Unit was started at Karaikal during the year 1971 and then the programme was extended to Mahe and Yanam in the year 1977. Environmental Control for Vector Borne Diseases was started in the year 1986. To check the transmission of Filariasis, mainly two activities are being carried out by this unit.
I - Anti Larval Activity
II - Anti Parasitic Activity
Filaria Control Unit is primarily responsible for the control of Filaria and other Vector Borne Diseases. This unit has been conducting regular monitoring of density of mosquito and identifying the breeding sites of mosquitoes responsible for Filaria and other Vector Borne Diseases. The identified breeding sites are regularly treated with larvicides to eliminate the mosquito at the larval stage.