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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:9, September, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(9): 1974-1979

Prevalence of Malaria in a Tertiary Care Hospital at Mumbai
Nehal Mehta, Chaya A. Kumar and Sujata Baveja
Department of Microbiology, LTMMC &GH, Sion, Mumbai, India
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Malaria is a major public health problem in India though it is both a preventable and treatable disease. Present study was undertaken to observe characteristics of Malaria, seasonal variation and prevalence of Malaria in tertiary care hospital in Mumbai. Present study was retrograde study which was conducted from 2011 to 2013 at Tertiary care hospital. Total 30,653 blood samples were collected from clinically suspected cases of malaria and tested by rapid malarial kit. A total 30,653 blood samples were tested from suspected cases of Malaria. Prevalence of Malaria varied from 7% to 9%. Most commonly involved age group was 21 to 30 years. Males were affected more compare to females. Marked seasonal variation was observed, maximum cases were seen from June to November. Most common species was Plasmodium vivax. Prevalence of malaria varied from 7% to 9% in present study. Malaria is a huge public health problem in terms of morbidity and burden on health care facilities. As the clinical signs & symptoms of malaria mimic other infections, laboratory confirmation is essential and has to be included as a routine and its early diagnosis and treatment is necessary.

Keywords: Plasmodium vivax, Malaria, Health problem

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Nehal Mehta, Chaya A. Kumar and Sujata Baveja. 2018. Prevalence of Malaria in a Tertiary Care Hospital at Mumbai.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(9): 1974-1979. doi:
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