Journal of Bacteriology & Parasitology

Journal of Bacteriology & Parasitology
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9597


Eshetu Molla

Eshetu Molla
College of Health Sciences and Medicine,
PO Box 419, Dilla

  • Research Article
    Prevalence of Malaria and Associated Factors in Dilla Town and the Surrounding Rural Areas, Gedeo Zone, Southern Ethiopia
    Author(s): Eshetu Molla and Basha AyeleEshetu Molla and Basha Ayele

    Although progress in the fight against malaria, about 75% of the land and 60% of the population is exposed to malaria in Ethiopia. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence and associated factors of malaria in Dilla town and surrounding rural areas, Southern Ethiopia. Institution based, cross sectional study was employed from October 01 to December 29, 2014 in health facilities. A stratified sampling technique was carried out to select representative individuals. A pre-tested structured questionnaire and blood film examination format (n=350) were used as data collection tools. Peripheral blood samples were collected and the presence of malaria parasites was observed microscopically on thick and thin blood smears. Personal data were collected through the householdbased questionnaires. Finally, data were entered and analyzed using SPSS version 20.0. The overall prevalence of ma.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9597.1000242

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