40. Prevalence of Plasmodium species in human population of taluka Pano-aqil, Sindh, Pakistan

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Mehtab Ali Mahar, Abdul Manan Sheikh Nadir Ali Birmani Safdar Ali Ujjan, Badar Alam Samejo

Abstract

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


http://dx.doi.org/10.19045/bspab.2019.80082

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