Malaria – Prevalence of Asymptomatic Plasmodium Falciparium Parasitaemia Among Students

Malaria – Prevalence of Asymptomatic Plasmodium Falciparium Parasitaemia Among Students

Malaria – Asymptomatic Plasmodium falciparium parasitaema, the presence of parasitaemia in the absence of fever or malaria-related symptoms, is also an extremely common and chronic condition among (semi) immune person in malaria areas with prevalence rates exceeding 50% in some area (Camargo et al, 1999). Malaria is caused by unicellular, protozoan parasites belonging to the genus Plasmodium. Over 100 distinct Plasmodium species have been identified that are capable of infecting mammals, birds and reptiles. [Read more…]

Well Water – Comparative Study of Open and Closed Well Water (Borehole)

Well Water – Comparative Study of Open and Closed Well Water (Borehole)

Well water is water obtained from either a hand dug or machine drilled pit. A dug well is a larger – diameter hole that is usually more than 2 feet wide and often constructed by hand. Dug wells are usually shallow and poorly protected from surface water runoff. Driven – point {sand- point} wells, which pose a moderated to high risk, are constructed by driving lengths of pipe into the ground. [Read more…]

Malaria – Mosquitoes and Disease Transmission: A Global Perspective

Malaria – Mosquitoes and Disease Transmission: A Global Perspective

Malaria – Mosquitoes and the diseases they spread have been responsible for killing more people than all the wars in history, they belong to the group of insects known as diptera (flies). Since ancient times, mosquitoes have been appreciated as the source of various ailments afflicting humans. [Read more…]