Prevalence of human malarial infection in school going children of district Khuzdar (city), Balochistan
Author(s): Seema Kurd, Mohammad Iqbal Yasinzai, Mahrukh Naseem, Nayab Khan, Arshia Sumbal and Tahseen Ara
Abstract: Malaria is one of the most significant medical issue, brought about by a vector-borne illness of the Genus, plasmodium. This parasite is transmitted through the bite of female Anopheles mosquito, which is known as a malarial vector. The present work was conducted between 1st June 2018 to 30th May 2019, to check the prevalence rate of malarial infection in school going children of Khuzdar. The overall no. of 1193 blood slides were examined in 12-schools of Khuzdar district, checked for malaria two times in every month, out of 1193/334 smears were positive to be infected. Overall prevalence was (27.9%), Plasmodium vivax was increasingly predominant (67%) than P. falciparum (15.8%) and mixed infection (17.0%). The high infection rate was observed (37.1%) in Govt girl’s high school Khuzdar and the lowest rate (16.4%) in Govt: Primary school zahreena khattan. Gender wise prevalence of malaria was highest in males (60.47%) than females (39. 52%).
How to cite this article:
Seema Kurd, Mohammad Iqbal Yasinzai, Mahrukh Naseem, Nayab Khan, Arshia Sumbal, Tahseen Ara. Prevalence of human malarial infection in school going children of district Khuzdar (city), Balochistan. Int J Mosq Res 2019;6(6):120-123.