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Title: Experience of malaria in children of a flood affected area: a field hospital study
Authors: Afzal, M.F.
Sultan, M.A.
Issue Date: 2013
Language: English
Abstract: To determine the frequency of malaria among children presenting with fever in a flood affected area, and the frequency of Plasmodium vivax and P. falciparum among cases, this cross-sectional study was conducted from 1 September 2010 to 15 January 2011 in the Australian Field Camp and Ehsas Field Hospital, Kot Addu, Muzaffargarh District, Southern Punjab, Pakistan. Each febrile child aged >/= 15 years fulfilling the clinical case definition of suspected uncomplicated malaria was investigated by rapid diagnostic test. Of 20 288 children examined, 3198 [16%] febrile patients fulfilled the clinical case definition and 2406 [75%] cases were positive for malaria. P. vivax, P. falciparum,and co-infection were present in 1562 [65%], 759 [31%] and 85[4%] cases respectively. P. vivaxwas the most prevalent species followed by P. falciparum.Twenty seven [4%] cases of P. falciparumfulfilled the case definition of cerebral malaria. The age group most affected was 5-9 years [41%]
Description: 613 - 616
Keywords: Child
Floods
Plasmodium vivax
Plasmodium falciparum
Cross-Sectional Studies
Fever
Subject: Malaria
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118559
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/v19/07/EMHJ_2013_19_7_613_616.pdf
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