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.
Journal of Infection and Public Health, Volume 2, Issue 4, 2009, Pages 171-176, doi:10.1016/j.jiph.2009.08.005
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Volume 103, Issue 12, December 2009, Pages 1211-1220, doi:10.1016/j.trstmh.2008.11.016
We assessed malaria infection in relation to age, altitude, rainfall, socio-economic factors and coverage of control measures in a representative sample of 11 437 people in Amhara, Oromia and SNNP regions of Ethiopia in December 2006–January 2007.