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Parasitological aspects of malaria persistence in Koraput district Orissa, India.
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PMID:  2345029     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A sample survey in 37 villages covering 10,733 people in 1986-87 in the Koraput district, Orissa showed that the malaria prevalence is of a much higher order than that reported by the National Malaria Eradication Programme (annual parasite incidence between 14.3 and 26.8 during 1981-86). Out of 833 positives detected 714 had Plasmodium falciparum, 86 had P. vivax, 12 had P. malariae and 21 had mixed infections. There were 650 asymptomatic parasite carriers and 127 gametocyte carriers. The infant parasite rate was 15.82 per cent and average enlarged spleen (AES) in 2 to 9 yr old children was 1.98. In a year round fever survey in 22 villages, 5520 blood smears were collected and 1364 were found positive for malaria, with 77.3 per cent P. falciparum. In a mass blood survey conducted in a labour camp at an irrigation project, 610 people were examined, and 181 were positive. Nearly 40 per cent of migrants and 22 per cent of locals were positive, P. falciparum being dominant.
P K Rajagopalan; P K Das; S P Pani; P Jambulingam; S S Mohapatra; K Gunasekaran; L K Das
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Indian journal of medical research     Volume:  91     ISSN:  0971-5916     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J. Med. Res.     Publication Date:  1990 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-07-05     Completed Date:  1990-07-05     Revised Date:  2013-04-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374701     Medline TA:  Indian J Med Res     Country:  INDIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  44-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Vector Control Research Centre, Pondicherry.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
India / epidemiology
Malaria / epidemiology*

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