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The study was conducted to check the prevalence of Plasmodium species in population of Taluka Pano-aqil, Sindh, Pakistan during January to December, 2014. The data was collected age, sex and month wise. A total of 2257 samples were collected and out of them only 15% were positive with malaria. Among positive cases, 80% were P. vivax and 20% were P. falciparum. The month-wise data shows the maximum burden of P. vivax (100%) was recorded in July and minimum burden was recorded in March (58%), whereas, the maximum burden of P. falciparum (41.66%) was recorded in March and minimum load was recorded in September (15.21%). The age-wise prevalence shows the maximum burden of P. vivax (85.14%) in over 21 year age group and minimum burden (77.27%) in 1-10 and 11-20 year age group, whereas, the maximum burden of P. falciparum (22.77%) in 1-10 and 11-20 year age group and minimum burden (14.85%) in over 21 year age group.
Keywords: P. falciparum; P. vivax; Pano-aqil; Sindh; Pakistan