International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 11, Part D (2017)
Efficacy of some treatment and control practices against malaria among patients attending general Hospital Isa, Sokoto State, Nigeria
This research was carried out to determine the prevalence of malaria among the patients attending General Hospital Isa, Sokoto State Nigeria. The investigation was conducted between October and November (after rainy season) in General Hospital Isa. The questionnaire was administered to obtained related information from the patients on the treatment practices and control measurements. A total of 100 blood samples were collected by pricking the thumb of the hand of each patient. The thick smear slides were prepared from the blood samples, stained with diluted giemsa stain and viewed under binocular light microscope. The result of this study showed the prevalence of the disease was very high (67%); with higher prevalence in females (70.2%). Individual from 1-9 years had the highest prevalence (87.9%) of the disease and individual with 40 years above had the lowest prevalence (50.00%). Prevalence of disease based on occupation of participants showed that students were highly infected (85.7%) while civil servents had least prevalence (508.8%). Efficacy of treatment practice showed that traditional medicines are highly effective in control of malaria while arthrodox together with traditional medicine are the least effective in treating disease. Mosquito net was found most effective in preventive mosquito bite and traditional methods were least effective. People in the study area were aware of malaria and its causative agent.
How to cite this article:
Kiran Singh, Aliyu Mohammad Isa, Jitendra Singh. Efficacy of some treatment and control practices against malaria among patients attending general Hospital Isa, Sokoto State, Nigeria. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(11):213-217.