705161_sGouissi Fadéby Modeste, Salifou Sahidou, Edorh Aléodjrodo Patrick, Djenontin Armel, Hounkpatin Armelle sabine Yélignan, Montcho Sabine Afiavi, Akogbeto Martin, Boko Michel

Laboratory of Toxicology and Environmental Health, CIFRED, University of Abomey- Calavi (UAC), 03 BP 1463 Jericho, Cotonou, Benin

Polytechnic School of Abomey-Calavi (EPAC), Department of Animal Production, University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC), 01 BP 2009 Cotonou, Benin

Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Faculty of Science and Technology (FAST), University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC), 01 BP 526, Cotonou, Benin

Entomological Research Center of Cotonou (CREC), 06 BP 2604 Cotonou, Benin

Key words: Malaria, Plasmodium falciparum, hemoglobin, anaemia, Aguégués .

Abstract

Malaria continues to be the most important parasitic disease of humans. It is of major public health importance in the tropics, especially in Africa south of the Sahara, where it remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. That publication consist to study the transmission of Plasmodium falciparum in the commune of Aguégués. We proceeded to a blood test for hemoglobin level and the test of malaria parasitemia among all children from 6 to 59 months of all households surveyed.

aedes35% of children aged 6-59 months were found positive to RDT. Malaria prevalence among children aged 6-59 months is estimated at 38% with microscopic test. The prevalence of malaria parasitemia increases with age children, the arrondissement and the flood. An. Melas which is the major vector in the area, is a minor vector of malaria transmission in the commune of Aguégués. This study aims to know the infectious potential of Plasmodium falciparum to assess its resistance against drug control strategies in the area.

Get the original articles in Source: Volume 2, Number 3, March 2012 – IJB

Published By: International Journal of Biosciences (IJB)

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