Volume 13, Number 2 (9-2015)                   sjsph 2015, 13(2): 95-103 | Back to browse issues page


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Motevalli Haghi A, Delavari M, Nateghpour M, Shekari M, Turki H, Raeisi A et al . Asymptomatic malaria control program in high risk Jask district Hormozgan Province Iran. sjsph. 2015; 13 (2) :95-103
URL: http://sjsph.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5269-en.html

1- Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Parasitology and Mycology, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- MSc. Student, Department of Medical Parasitology and Mycology, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- Ph.D. Professor, Department of Medical Parasitology and Mycology, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , nateghpourm@sina.tums.ac.ir
4- Ph.D. Professor, Department of Molecular Medical Research center, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Iran
5- Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Parasitology, Hormozgan University of Medical, Iran
6- Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Center for Research of Endemic Parasites of Iran, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
7- BSc. Technician of medical laboratory, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Abstract:   (2348 Views)

  Background and Aim : Asymptomatic malaria is a great challenge in the control, elimination and eradication programs of the disease in the endemic areas. The infected individuals with asymptomatic malaria are not cured and are, consequently, a potential source for contamination of the mosquito vectors and spread of the disease in the area. Therefore, detection of asymptomatic infected people is very important as regards combating the disease. This study was conducted to determine the presence and prevalence of asymptomatic malaria in Jask district, Hormozgan Province, Iran during 2012-13, in the hope that the results will help in designing strategies to eliminate the disease in the area.

  Materials and Methods: A total of 200 persons under coverage of health centers in Jask district were selected randomly and enrolled in the study. From each subject a 5-ml blood sample was taken in 3 occasions (total number of samples = 600), slides p repared and examined using microscopic and molecular (PCR) methods, as well as rapid diagnostic (RDT) tests.

  Results: None of the 600 slides prepared microscopically showed any positive malaria case. Neither did any of those prepared by RDTs or Nested-PCR.

  Conclusion : The findings of this study indicate that implementation of the malaria control program has been successful in the area therefore the malaria elimination program should continue.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Public Health
Received: 2015/09/12 | Accepted: 2015/09/12 | Published: 2015/09/12

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