GENDER AND AGE-WISE INDICES OF PLASMODIUM SPP. IN SUBAB’S OF SURAT CITY

  • GAMIT, M. AND RATNA TRIVEDI *

Abstract

Malaria is a vector borne disease, is one of the most important major global public health challenges. Malaria leading cause of morbidity and mortality in tropical and sub-tropical countries. About 36% of the world population, i.e. 2020 million is exposed to the risk of contracting malaria in   ̃90 countries. A search for local studies at Punagam PHC located at Surat city. The aim of study was to review the microscopy Giemsa method detects parasites in thin and thick blood smear which help us to quantify the parasites load in patient presenting at PHC during Aug 2009-Aug-2011. In this paper we concluding which gender and which age are highly infected by malarial infection. In year between Aug-09 to July-10 65.96% (188/285) male infected with P.vivax parasite detected in blood smear and 27.71% (79/285) are female patients suffering by P.vivax. Also this year 6.31% (18/285) patients reported of P.falciparum, out of which 4.91% (14/285) male and 1.40% (4/285) is female patients. In year Aug-10 to Aug-11 63.47% (325/512) are male patients and 27.34% (140/512) are female patients suffering by P.vivax parasites. While this year 9.17% (47/512) patients reported of P.falciparum, out of which 6.44% (33/512) are male and 2.73% (14/512) are female patients suffering from P.falciparum parasites. Also this study estimated using blood positive data classified both gender wise and age wise. Over all study we are concluding that both species are highly infected male then female,  also this study concluding  age above  15 year are highly infected by both plasmodium species.

How to Cite
RATNA TRIVEDI *, GAMIT, M. AND. GENDER AND AGE-WISE INDICES OF PLASMODIUM SPP. IN SUBAB’S OF SURAT CITY. LIFE SCIENCES LEAFLETS, [S.l.], v. 47, dec. 2013. ISSN 0976-1098. Available at: <http://petsd.org/ojs/index.php/lifesciencesleaflets/article/view/9>. Date accessed: 20 sep. 2017.
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