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Assessment of Control Measures and Trends of Malaria in Burie-Zuria District, West Gojjam Zone, Amhara Region, North West Ethiopia.

Kassa AW, Tamiru MA, Yeshanew AG - Malar Res Treat (2015)

Bottom Line: Four of the fifteen households were not sprayed with IRS.Conclusion.Vector control interventions were not carried out timely.

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Affiliation: Amhara Regional Health Bureau, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.

ABSTRACT
Introduction. Malaria is caused by the protozoan parasite Plasmodium and transmitted by the bite of Anopheles mosquitoes. The aim of this study was to assess control measures and trends of malaria and guide intervention measures at Burie-Zuria district, Amhara region. Methods. Descriptive cross-sectional assessment of control measures was undertaken. We used health facility records of malaria data. We surveyed households for clinical malaria cases and utilization of Long Lasting Impregnated Nets (LLINs) and its status; the condition of Indore Residual Spraying (IRS) operation at household level was observed. Results. In Zelma-Shenbekuma kebele (village) the prevalence rate of confirmed malaria cases in the 2nd week of September was 1.2 per 1000 (17) of population and increased to 11.5 per 1000 (163) of population in the 3rd week of September 2012 and reached 16.6 per 1000 (236) of population in the 1st week of November 2012. The attack rate was the highest in 1-<5 years 120.3 per 1000 (1920) of population. LLINs were distributed four years back and only five of the fifteen respondents knew about the use of LLINs and used it regularly. Four of the fifteen households were not sprayed with IRS. Conclusion. Vector control interventions were not carried out timely.

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Epi curve of malaria outbreak by date of visit in Zelma-Shenbekuma (village) health post, Burie-Zuria, Amhara, Ethiopia, from September to November 2012.
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fig3: Epi curve of malaria outbreak by date of visit in Zelma-Shenbekuma (village) health post, Burie-Zuria, Amhara, Ethiopia, from September to November 2012.

Mentions: The prevalence rate of confirmed malaria cases in the 2nd week of September was 1.2 per 1000 (17) of population and increased to 11.5 per 1000 (163) of population in the 3rd week of September 2012 and reached 16.6 per 1000 (236) of population in the 1st week of November 2012. The attack rate was the highest in 1–<5 years 120.3 per 1000 (1920) of population followed by 5 to < 15 years 103.4 (3761), 79.1 (8154) for ≥15 years, and 31.2 (353) per 1000 of population for under one year with no sex difference (Figures 2, 3, and 4).


Assessment of Control Measures and Trends of Malaria in Burie-Zuria District, West Gojjam Zone, Amhara Region, North West Ethiopia.

Kassa AW, Tamiru MA, Yeshanew AG - Malar Res Treat (2015)

Epi curve of malaria outbreak by date of visit in Zelma-Shenbekuma (village) health post, Burie-Zuria, Amhara, Ethiopia, from September to November 2012.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig3: Epi curve of malaria outbreak by date of visit in Zelma-Shenbekuma (village) health post, Burie-Zuria, Amhara, Ethiopia, from September to November 2012.
Mentions: The prevalence rate of confirmed malaria cases in the 2nd week of September was 1.2 per 1000 (17) of population and increased to 11.5 per 1000 (163) of population in the 3rd week of September 2012 and reached 16.6 per 1000 (236) of population in the 1st week of November 2012. The attack rate was the highest in 1–<5 years 120.3 per 1000 (1920) of population followed by 5 to < 15 years 103.4 (3761), 79.1 (8154) for ≥15 years, and 31.2 (353) per 1000 of population for under one year with no sex difference (Figures 2, 3, and 4).

Bottom Line: Four of the fifteen households were not sprayed with IRS.Conclusion.Vector control interventions were not carried out timely.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Amhara Regional Health Bureau, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.

ABSTRACT
Introduction. Malaria is caused by the protozoan parasite Plasmodium and transmitted by the bite of Anopheles mosquitoes. The aim of this study was to assess control measures and trends of malaria and guide intervention measures at Burie-Zuria district, Amhara region. Methods. Descriptive cross-sectional assessment of control measures was undertaken. We used health facility records of malaria data. We surveyed households for clinical malaria cases and utilization of Long Lasting Impregnated Nets (LLINs) and its status; the condition of Indore Residual Spraying (IRS) operation at household level was observed. Results. In Zelma-Shenbekuma kebele (village) the prevalence rate of confirmed malaria cases in the 2nd week of September was 1.2 per 1000 (17) of population and increased to 11.5 per 1000 (163) of population in the 3rd week of September 2012 and reached 16.6 per 1000 (236) of population in the 1st week of November 2012. The attack rate was the highest in 1-<5 years 120.3 per 1000 (1920) of population. LLINs were distributed four years back and only five of the fifteen respondents knew about the use of LLINs and used it regularly. Four of the fifteen households were not sprayed with IRS. Conclusion. Vector control interventions were not carried out timely.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus