Greener Journal of Epidemiology and Public Health, Vol. 5 (2), pp. 006-010, March 2017.
ISSN: 2354-2381 © 2017 Authors
Manuscript Number: 031317035
Prevalence of Malaria Parasite Among NYSC Corp. Members, Staff, Military and Paramilitary who Reported at NYSC Orientation Camp Amada in Gombe State
1*Lynn Maori, 2Abdullateef Jimoh, 3Abdulfatah Nurein Shittu, 4Abdulhakeem Abdulganiyu Raji, 5Ehi Eigege,
6Janiku James Anaryu, 7Abioseabo Musa, 8Victoria Ishaya, 9Pam Chuwan Gyang, 10Adegboye A. Afolabi,
11Vivian Okemena Agbor and 11Martina Onyiloo
1Microbiology Department, Infectious Diseases Hospital zambuk, Gombe State.
2World Health Organisation, FCT, Abuja.
3M227T masallacin Idi Jos, Plateau State.
4Chemical Pathology department, Federal Teaching Hospital Gombe, Gombe State.
5Department of Medical Sciences, University of Jos.
6Histopathology Department, Federal Medical Center Yola, Adamawa State.
7No.2 Okpe Street Opposite Osuko’s Palace Obi, Obi LGA, Nasarawa State.
8General Hospital kaura, kaduna State.
9Behind Cocin Church Ratyi Du, Jos South, Plateau State.
10Faculty of Vetenary Medicine, University of Ilorin.
11Clina Lancet Laboratories Limited, Victoria Island, Lagos.
12General Hospital yauri.
The study was carried out among NYSC members, staffs, military and paramilitary who reported at the camp clinic with clinical presentation of malaria in temporary NYSC orientation camp Amada in Gombe state. All the process of sample collection and testing took place over a period of 3 weeks of activities in the NYSC camp. 124 patients blood samples tested for malaria parasite in the NYSC camp clinic, 22 were positive giving a prevalence of 17.8%. Out of the 124 patients tested, 49 were males while 75 were females. Of the 49 males tested, 14 were positive giving a prevalence of 28.6% among males. Of the 75 females tested, 8 were positive giving a prevalence of 10.7% among females. Of the 124 patients tested, 113 were NYSC members of which 18 were positive giving a prevalence of 15.9% among NYSC members, 2 were military officers with both positive for malaria giving a prevalence of 100%, 4 were paramilitary officers of which 1 was positive giving a prevalence of 25%, 5 were NYSC staffs of which 1 was positive for malaria giving a prevalence of 20%.
Key word: Malaria parasite, NYSC, Gombe, Military, Paramilitary, RDT.
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