Prevalence of malarial parasites Plasmodium in human population of taluka Sukkur, Sindh, Pakistan
Mehtab Ali Mahar, Abdul Manan Sheikh and Nadir Ali Birmani
The study was designed to investigate the Plasmodium prevalence in human population of Taluka Sukkur, Sindh, Pakistan from January 2014 to December 2014. The analyzed data was based on the age, gender and month wise. Out of 1985 observed cases of malaria 9.87% were reported positive. Plasmodium vivax 81.63% and Plasmodium falciparum 18.36% were reported out of positive cases. Plasmodium vivax was described 100% in April, September and October, and 56.25% in May. While, P. falciparum was recorded as the highest 43.75% in May and it was not recorded in the April, September and October. Prevalence of P. vivax in male and female was recorded higher, than prevalence of P. falciparum. The P. vivax prevalence was highest 84.90% in 21 and above year age category and the lowest 71.42% in 1-10 year age category. However, P. falciparum infection was found highest 28.57% in 1-10 year age category and lowest 15.09% in 21 and above year age category.