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Occurrence and seasonal variation of human Plasmodium infection in Punjab Province, Pakistan

November 8, 2019 - 16:47 -- Open Access
Naveeda Akhtar Qureshi, Huma Fatima, Muhammad Afzal, Aamir Ali Khattak & Muhammad Ali Nawaz
BMC Infectious Diseases 19, Article number: 935 (2019)

Malaria is the fifth leading cause of death worldwide. Pakistan is considered as a moderate malaria-endemic country but still, 177 million individuals are at risk of malaria. Roughly 60% of Pakistan’s population, live in malaria-endemic regions. The present study is based upon the survey of various health care centers in 10 major cities of Northern and Southern Punjab to find out the malarial infection patterns in 2015. The diagnosis, seasonal variations, age and gender-wise distribution of Plasmodium spp. circulating in the study area were also included in the objectives.

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