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Epizootiological studies of malaria in Gamharia block of Madhepura, Bihar

Nupur Priya & Arun Kumar*
Department of Zoology. B.N.M.University, Maadhepura, Bihar, India
Received : 22nd April, 2020 ; Revised : 19th May, 2020

Abstract The present paper deals with the status of malaria in different areas of Gamharia block of Madhepura, Bihar during 2016-2019. A total 3,149 pyretic cases were examined for malaria positively in eight panchayats (three villages from each panchayat). Of these 266 cases were found positive for malaria parasite (228 P.vivax and 38 P. falciparum). SPR and SFR for the years 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 were 6.20 and 1.48, 9.84 and 0.93, 6.17 and 1.38, 6.83 and 1.04 respectively. The average SPR for the above four years was 7.26 (range 6.17-9.84). The average SFR for the above four year was 1.20 (range 0.93-1-48). In the year 2019 an abrupt increase in P.falcipuram infection in Gamharia has been recorded.

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