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Infectious potential of Plasmodium falciparum in the Commune of Aguegues in Benin

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

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Int. J. Biosci.2(3), 40-49, March 2012

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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. 35% 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.

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Infectious potential of Plasmodium falciparum in the Commune of Aguegues in Benin

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