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Kersa Woreda

Prevalence of malaria from peripheral blood smears examination: A 1-year retrospective study from the Serbo Health Center, Kersa Woreda, Ethiopia

November 26, 2009 - 07:25 -- Patrick Sampao
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Kaliyaperumal Karunamoorthi, Mammo Bekele
Reference: 
Journal of Infection and Public Health, Volume 2, Issue 4, 2009, Pages 171-176, doi:10.1016/j.jiph.2009.08.005

Malaria is a major public health problem in Ethiopia. Over the past years, the disease has been consistently reported as the first leading cause of outpatient visits, hospitalization and death in health facilities across the country. Thus, a retrospective study was conducted to determine the prevalence of malaria from peripheral blood smear examination from the Serbo Health Center of Ethiopia. The case notes of all malaria cases treated between July 2007 and June 2008 were carefully reviewed and analyzed.

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