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Incidence of Malaria Infection in Rural areas of District Quetta, Pakistan

Author(s): Mohammad Iqbal Yasinzai | Jamu-Khan Kakarsulemankhel

Journal: Journal of Biological Sciences
ISSN 1727-3048

Volume: 3;
Issue: 9;
Start page: 766;
Date: 2003;
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Keywords: Malaria | plasmodium falciparum | P. vivax | mosquitoes

The present study reports the prevalence of malarial parasites in the human population of rural areas of Quetta District. Plasmodium falciparum was observed to be with a higher incidence (17.77%) in the age group of 21 years and above. Mosquitoes of the genus Culex was found to be more prevalent (95%), genus Anopheles was observed to by 3.48% and genus Aedes was found to be less prevalent (1.35%).
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