Biolife, Volume 3, Issue 2, 2015
M. Hanumantha Raju1, N. Ganesh2, P.V.V. Satish3, P. Brahmam4, N. Sree Rekha5 And K. Sunita6*
1Govt. Degree College, Vinukonda 522 647, Guntur, A.P., India
2PVR Trust Degree College, Kakinada 533 001, East Godavari, A.P., India
3,4,5,6 Dept. of Zoology and Aquaculture, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Nagarjunanagar 522 510, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India.
The present communication deals with study of prevalence of malaria in five agency mandals of East Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh from January 2012 to February 2013. The study population belonged to men, women and children. A total of 750 blood samples were collected by door to door surveillance and by visiting local Primary Health Centres (PHCs). It has revealed that 63 subjects have suffered from malaria. So, the haematological and biochemical parameters were estimated to know the metabolic changes due to malaria infection. The high percent of malaria prevalence was observed in Devipatnam (25%) followed by Rampachodavaram (21%), Maredumilli (20%), Gangavaram (17%) and Y. Ramavaram (17%) mandals. Sociodemographic factors such as profession, protective measures, living standard, risk factors etc. were collected during the survey period. Poor sociodemographic profile of the study subjects is one of the main reasons for occurrence of malaria among population. Anemia and hypoglycemia were the common occurrences in malaria infected subjects.
Key words: Prevalence of malaria, sociodemographic characteristics, anemia, hypoglycemia
Published online on 8th April, 2015
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M. Hanumantha Raju, N. Ganesh, P.V.V. Satish, P. Brahmam, N. Sree Rekha and K. Sunita (2015). Malaria prevalence and analysis of sociodemographic factors related to malaria in agency mandals, East Godavari, Andhra Pradesh, India Biolife, 3(2), pp 404-414. http://dx.doi.org/10.17812/blj2015.32.7
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Malaria prevalence and analysis of sociodemographic factors related to malaria in agency mandals, East Godavari, Andhra Pradesh, India