Variations of Human Malarial Infection in Different Localities of District Killa Saifullah Balochistan Province

  • Noor Jahan Umer
  • Muhammad Iqbal Yasinzai
Keywords: Plasmodium vivax, P. falciparum, Blood, Infection, Dolatzai


Malaria is one of the most major health problems particularly in developing countries, including Pakistan burden of disease is high. The malaria is a vector borne disease caused by plasmodium. There are five spp. of malaria includes P. falciparum, P. vivax, P. malariae, P. ovale and P. knowlesi. Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax is the common malaria specie’s in Pakistan. A total of 4208 blood smears were prepared from the above residing in twelve different localities of district Killa Saifullah variations were observed among different localities. The overall incidence of Plasmodium slide positivity was 20.0 %. However, P. vivax was found to be higher 70.5% as compared to P. falciparum 34.7 % and mixed infection 0.47%. The highest 70.5 % of P. vivax was observed in locality of Dolatzai and lower in Nalisar 48.9 %. While, gander wise prevalence shows higher in male i-e 78.6% as compared to female i.e 26.1% respectively.