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Prevalence of malaria and economic loss in two major iron ore mines in Sundargarh district, Orissa.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1810746     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A cross-sectional study on malaria was undertaken in May 1989 in the settlements of Kalta and Barsuan iron ore mines situated in a hilly area of Sundargarh district. Fever surveys revealed slide positivity rates of 33.9% and 34.8% in Kalta and Barsuan, respectively. Malaria infection rates as recorded through mass blood surveys in the resident population were 23.5 and 13.8%, respectively. Children up to 9 years age suffered most from malaria and in the age group of 2-9 years 37.3%, children had enlarged spleens with an average enlarged spleen (AES) index of 1.7. P. falciparum was the most prevalent species followed by P. vivax and P. malariae. Malaria vectors viz., An. fluviatilis and An. culicifacies were present in high densities. The present paper also brings out the economic loss due to malaria to the mining industry.
Authors:
R S Yadav; S K Ghosh; S K Chand; A Kumar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of malariology     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0367-8326     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Malariol     Publication Date:  1991 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-06-01     Completed Date:  1992-06-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  17540010R     Medline TA:  Indian J Malariol     Country:  INDIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  105-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Malaria Research Centre (Field Station), Civil Township, Rourkela, India.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Age Factors
Animals
Child
Child, Preschool
Cross-Sectional Studies
Humans
India / epidemiology
Infant
Iron*
Malaria / economics,  epidemiology*
Middle Aged
Mining / economics*
Prevalence
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
7439-89-6/Iron

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