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ISSN: 2161-0703

Journal of Medical Microbiology & Diagnosis
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Research Article

Prevalence of Malaria among Patients Visiting Nekemte Hospital

Desalegn Amenu*

College of Natural and Computational Science, Wollega University, Ethiopia

*Corresponding Author:
Desalegn Amenu
College of Natural and Computational Science
P.box, 395, Wollega University, Ethiopia
Tel: 251-57-6617981
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: March 15, 2014; Accepted Date: May 27, 2014; Published Date: June 02, 2014

Citation: Amenu D (2014) Prevalence of Malaria among Patients Visiting Nekemte Hospital. J Med Microb Diagn 3:137. doi: 10.4172/2161-0703.1000137

Copyright: © 2014 Amenu D. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited

 

Abstract

Malaria has been one of the most prominent and ancient disease which has been profiled and studied malaria distribution seasons from September to December following the major rainy seasons from June to August with minor transmission seasons from February to march with some changes from place to place. The primary objective of this study is to determine the prevalence of malaria among patients visiting Nekemte hospital. Across sectional study was conducted to determine the prevalence of malaria among patients visiting Nekemte hospital. For the present study 120 patients were included in this study which was selected by convenient sampling techniques. The data was sorted by hand and using table and the calculation was done by using scientific hand calculator. Results were presented using tables. Two species of malaria, P. falciparum and P. vivax were identified with relatively higher prevalence of P. vivax (59.2%). Educational status, presence of stagnant water and bed net usage had an association with prevalence of malaria. Age and religion had no any association with prevalence of malaria between the age group of 17 to 27 and illiterate patients had relatively higher prevalence of malaria. Malaria infection can be reduced with the help of early treatment and by using bed nets.

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