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Year : 1988  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 112-117
A Study On Plasmodium Falciparum Resurgence In Shankergarh Development Block Of District Allahabad



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Shankergarh block of Allahabad district is endemic for falciparum malaria. A study of the malaria positive cases from 1980-1985 revealed a rising trend for the P. falciparum cases, the increase being from 118 in 1980 to 173 in 1985. The regression of slide positivity rate on year showed a linear trend with a predicted value of 1.80 for the year 1988. The malaria surveillance machinery was observed to be at fault because more than 57% of the positive slides were reported from amongst those obtained from the passive agencies compared to 18% from amongst those collected by the active surveillance workers. The monthly collection of blood slides was also observed to be below the target figure of 1% per month, during the months of December to June. Besides, untimely institution of radical treatment and missing out of the 12.1% confirmed cases of falciparum malaria for radical treatment has led to the development of an infectious pool in the community, which can be only be reduced or eliminated by adequate timely surveillance and remedial measures.


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