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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
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Epidemiology Of Malaria In Lal Qilla

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Tauseef Ahmad, Akbar Hussain, Suhaib Ahmad



Key words: Malaria. Epidemiological descriptive study. Plamodium vivax. Plasmodium falciparum.



Abstract: The present study was conducted in Lal Qilla Dir (Lower) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan during the period from January 2003 to December 2003. The purpose of the study was to find out the prevalence of malaria among the local community of the selected area visited to health care center. An epidemiological descriptive study was design and the data was collected from the Rural Health Center (RHC) Lal Qilla. For the collection of data a standard design chart sheet were used. The analysis of the data was done. The total 1091 samples were selected for the current study. Out of the total samples 189 (17.32%) were found positive for malaria with a ratio 111 (58.7%) male and 78 (41.3%) were female. The high number of malaria cases was recorded in age 15-64 years 145 (76.72%) while the lowest number of malaria cases were recorded in age >65 years 18 (9.52%). Where the month is concern the high number of cases was recorded in June 18 (23.38%) while the lowest were found in January 2 (8.34%). The species wise distribution shows that the high number of cases was recorded of Plasmodium vivax 188 (99.47%) where the Plasmodium faciparum is 1 (0.53%). From the present it was concluded that the Plasmodium vivax is most common species in the selected area.



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