Slide positivity rate of malaria among patients attending two hospitals in Kano metropolis

  • TIO Muhammad
  • R Hamidu
  • MA Dakata
Keywords: malaria, slide positivity rate, Kano metropolis

Abstract

Slide positivity rate of malaria among patients attending two hospitals in Kano metropolis was investigated during the wet season using four hundred blood films. A slide positvity rate of 250 (62.5%) was recorded with 117 (64.63) from slides of male patients and 133(60.70%) from slides of female patients, however the difference was not significant (p>0.05). blood films from age range of 0-10 recorded highest slide positivitiy rates 114 (81.0%). The disease burden was found to be high despite the different ongoing malaria campaigns in the state, therefore intensifying the campaign was highly recommended. Key words: malaria, slide positivity rate, Kano metropolis
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eISSN: 2006-6996
print ISSN: 2006-6996