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Journal of Medical Sciences
Year: 2003  |  Volume: 3  |  Issue: 2  |  Page No.: 123 - 126

Prevalence of Human Malaria at Multan, Pakistan

Zahida Tasawar, Fauzia Mannan and Arif Bhutta    

Abstract: The present survey was conducted to determine the prevalence of human malaria in Multan. A total of 252 blood samples were collected from a clinical Laboratory, Ghanta Ghar, Multan, Pakistan. The Plasmodium (P.) species recovered were P. vivax and P. falciparum. The prevalence of P. vivax and P. falciparum was 3.17 and 1.19%, respectively. The prevalence spp. was more in males (5.55%) as compared to females (3.17%). Age-wise prevalence of malarial parasite showed that it was more prevalent in patients of age group 1-5 years.

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