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Malaria morbidity survey in schoolchildren in age group 5-15 years in an urban area

Khan, M.M.; Kareem, M.A.

Indian Journal of Malariology 29(1): 63-64

1992


ISSN/ISBN: 0367-8326
PMID: 1459301
Accession: 002427228

A total of 291 schoolchildren (140 boys and 151 girls aged 5-15 years) were screened for malaria in Hyderabad city, Andhra Pradesh, India. Twenty-two of the 291 were positive for malaria (20 due to Plasmodium vivax and 2 to P. falciparum). Seventy-two of the children (including 14 of those with a laboratory diagnosis of malaria) had a history of pyrexia in the 2 weeks preceding the enquiry.

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