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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(12): 3078-3086
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.812.358


Studies on Malaria, Bancroftian Filariasis and Insecticide Treated Bed Nets in Mmiata Anam, Anambra West Local Government Area, Nigeria
H.I. Udujih1*, A.A. Amaechi1, B.E.B. Nwoke2, C.M.U. Ajero2, O.G. Udujih3 and C.C. Iwuala3
1Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Faculty of Health Science, 2Department of Animal and Environmental Biology, Faculty of Science, Imo State University Owerri, Nigeria 3Department of Public Health, School of Health Technology, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Studies on malaria prevalence, intensity and co infection with bancroftian filariasis as well as bacteria profile of larval habitats was carried out in Mmiata Anam community of Anambra West LGA between September and October 2018 with the objective to provide epidemiological data much needed for surveillance. Rapid diagnostic test kits were used to determine prevalence, microscopy of thick and thin blood films was used to determine intensity of malaria infection while questionnaire was used to collect information on insecticide treated bed net (ITBN) usage. The result showed a prevalence of 22% for malaria and 1% for W. bancrofti infection with no co infection. Intensity of malaria infection increased with age and differed significantly (p<0.05) among the age groups. Infection persisted despite extensive (89.00%) ITBN usage. There is need to emphasize the proper use of ITBNs in malaria and bancroftian filariasis endemic areas.


Keywords: Malaria, Bancroftian filariasis, ITBN, Anambra West
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Udujih, H.I., A.A. Amaechi, B.E.B. Nwoke, C.M.U. Ajero, O.G. Udujih and Iwuala, C.C. 2019. Studies on Malaria, Bancroftian Filariasis and Insecticide Treated Bed Nets in Mmiata Anam, Anambra West Local Government Area, Nigeria.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(12): 3078-3086. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.812.358