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Northwest Ethiopia

Prevalence and Risk Factors of Asymptomatic Plasmodium Infection in Gondar Zuria District, Northwest Ethiopia

November 14, 2020 - 16:38 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Minwuyelet A, Eshetu T, Milikit D, Aschale Y
Reference: 
Infect Drug Resist. 2020 Nov 4;13:3969-3975

Malaria is one of the major public health problems worldwide. In Ethiopia, an increase in malaria incidence may be attributed to the presence of community-wide asymptomatic Plasmodium infection. This study aims to assess asymptomatic Plasmodium infection and associated factors in Gondar Zuria district, Northwest Ethiopia.

Anopheles gambiae s.l (Diptera: Culicidae) seasonal abundance, abdominal status and parity rates in Metema-Armachiho lowland, Northwest Ethiopia

May 13, 2020 - 14:36 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Aschale Y, Ayehu A, Worku L, Addisu A, Zeleke AJ, Bayih AG, Lemma W
Reference: 
BMC Infect Dis. 2020 May 11;20(1):333

Malaria is a life threating vector borne disease caused by different Plasmodium parasites. Metema and Armachiho are two of the top five malaria endemic areas among the districts of Amhara region in Ethiopia. Transmission pattern is seasonal and migrant laborers who visit these areas for employment in mechanized agriculture are highly affected. The aim of this study was to investigate seasonal abundance, abdominal status and parity rate of An.gambiae s.l in Metema-Armachiho lowlands, Northwest Ethiopia.

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