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Turki H, Rashid G, Shekari M, Raeisi A, Sharifi-Sarasiabi K. Malaria Elimination Program: Absence of asymptomatic malaria and low parasitic in endemic area of Rudan district, Hormozgan Province, Iran. hmj. 2017; 21 (4) :225-231
URL: http://hmj.hums.ac.ir/article-1-1797-en.html
Molecular Medicine Research Center, Hormozgan Health Institute, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.
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Introduction: Malaria is a major global public health problem and a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in many countries. Malaria elimination is the common goal of World Health Organization and the health system in Iran. Following a decline in malaria cases in recent years, the malaria elimination program, technically supported by the WHO, has initiated since 2009 in Iran. In order to successfully implement a malaria elimination program, all positive cases particularly low parasitemia and asymptomatic cases are required to be detected. The main objective of this study was to identify asymptomatic malaria infection in a low transmission area in Rudan district, Hormozgan Province, southern Iran.
Methods: In this cross-sectional study a total of 200 blood samples were randomly collected from symptomless residents of Rudan to evaluate Plasmodium infection rate where microscope, RDT and nested-PCR techniques were used.
Results: According to the analysis of microscopic methods, RDT and Nested-PCR, no asymptomatic cases were seen among the participants.
Conclusion: The results of this investigation reveal that Malaria Elimination Program is administrable in Rudan district irrespective of low-parasitemia and asymptomatic cases.
Keywords: Asymptomatic Malaria, Malaria Elimination, Plasmodium
Turki H, Rashid G, Shekari M, Raeisi, Sharifi-Sarasiabi Kh. Malaria Elimination Program: Absence of Asymptomatic Malaria and Low Parasitic in Endemic Area of Rudan District, Hormozgan Province, Iran. Hormozgan Medical Journal 2017;21(4):225-231.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: medical
Received: 2018/03/13 | Accepted: 2018/03/13 | Published: 2018/03/13

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