E-ISSN 2146-3077
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Malaria in Bursa
1 Uludağ Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Tıbbi Mikrobiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Bursa, Türkiye  
2 Uludağ Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Mikrobiyoloji ve Enfeksiyon Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, Görükle, Bursa  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2007; 31: 249-255

Key Words: Bursa, Malaria, Epidemiology
Abstract

In this investigation, the records of malaria cases detected by the Malaria Control Unit of the Infectious Disease Divison of Bursa Health Directory, from January 1, 2003-October 30, 2006, were retrospectively examined. During this period, a total of 64,529 blood samples were examined and 55 malaria cases (ranging from 01-71 years of age) were reported. Of these, 56.3% were found to be imported cases coming to Bursa from other countries for various reasons. According to the records, the total slide positivity determined during the malaria surveillance was 0.08%. With the exception of three cases of Plasmodium falciparum of foreign origin, the cases were caused by Plasmodium vivax. Of the 55 positive cases, 19 (34.5%) were female and 36 (65.5%), male and the highest rate of cases occurred during September. The aim of this study was to aid the work being done in the control of malaria in our region. 

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