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International Journal of Mosquito Research
Vol. 5, Issue 5, Part B (2018)

Malaria is a health problem in pregnant women of Bannu district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan

Author(s): Feroz Khan, Hameed Ur Rehman, Dr. Zahidullah Khan, Naeem Ur Rehman, Umber Tasneem, Abdullah Khan, Asad Ullah, Afzal Ahmad, Malik Nawaz Shuja, Waqas Ahmad, Azizullah, Shams Us Zaman, Hakim Ullah and Sundas Navid
Abstract: The study was conducted in Women & Children Teaching Hospital (WCTH) district Bannu for the incidence of plasmodium species in pregnant women. For this study those pregnant women were selected who visited to the hospital with the complaints of high fever, shivering, vomiting and headache. A total of 250 blood samples were collected, among these 57 (22.80%) blood samples were found positive and 193 (77.20%) were negative. Among the positive blood samples, 52 (20.80%) and 5 (2.00%) were infected with P. vivax and P. falciparum respectively Women of the age group 20-30 years were more susceptible to the plasmodium infection. In most of the patients, plasmodium density 1 was recorded. Women of the rural area were more infected than the urban area. The number of parasite per field in microscope is called as plasmodium density. The main reasons of the malaria transmission were the improper hygienic condition, diagnosis, high temperature and standing water in lands in district Bannu. In addition the study helps us for the improvement of malaria control and other strategic plan among the pregnant women in district Bannu.
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How to cite this article:
Feroz Khan, Hameed Ur Rehman, Dr. Zahidullah Khan, Naeem Ur Rehman, Umber Tasneem, Abdullah Khan, Asad Ullah, Afzal Ahmad, Malik Nawaz Shuja, Waqas Ahmad, Azizullah, Shams Us Zaman, Hakim Ullah and Sundas Navid. Malaria is a health problem in pregnant women of Bannu district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan. International Journal of Mosquito Research. 2018; 5(5): 147-149.
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