Mohamed Taha Al-Maktari

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BACKGROUND The emergence of Plasmodium falciparum resistance to widely used antimalarial drugs such as chloroquine has made malaria control and treatment much more difficult. In Yemen, 60% of the total population live in malarious areas. The problem of chloroquine resistance in Yemen is gradually worsening since the detection of first indigenous cases of P.(More)
Malaria continues to be a major public health problem in Al-Hodeidah G. A cross-sectional malariometic parasitic survey including 4000 Yemenis of various age /sex groups were enrolled in this study from 43 villages/or Harah in five selected districts representing Al-Hodeidah G. Duplicate thin and thick blood smears were stained with Giemsa's stain and(More)
This study assessed the prevalence and human risk factors associated with head lice infestation. A total of 860 children, 474 (55.1%) boys and 386 (44.9%) girls, with ages ranged from 6-14 years with mean of 9.2 +/- 1.7 year were studied. They were selected from four Governmental primary schools of different socioeconomic in urban and rural districts(More)
Two hundred and nine Yemeni with P. falciparum local strain satisfing all criteria of WHO for monitoring chloroquine sensitivity by in vivo and in vitro tests in urban and rural population of Al-Hodiedah G. were interviewed to study the human factors causing the persistence of chloroquine resistant. A pre-designed questionnaire sheet was used for every(More)
Effective chemotherapy is the mainstay of malaria control. However, resistance of falciparum malaria to antimalarial drugs compromised the efforts to eliminate the disease and led to the resurgence of malaria epidemics. Three main approaches are used to monitor antimalarial drug efficacy and drug resistance; namely, in vivo trials, in vitro/ex vivo assays(More)
To investigate the consequences of maternal malaria during late pregnancy, we conducted a preliminary study in the 2 hospitals in Al Hodeidah on 276 women who had uncomplicated vaginal deliveries. Only 17 women had malaria (Plasmodium falciparum), 6 with peripheral parasitaemia and 11 with both peripheral parasitaemia and placental malaria. Coincident(More)
The bionomics of anopheline vectors were analysed in randomly selected centres, representing fixed and spot-check stations. Three anopheline species were found. Anopheles arabiensis was the most prevalent species (84.2%) with a sporozoite rate of 0.7%, followed by A. culicifacies adenensis (14.9%) and A. rhodesiensis rupicolus (0.9%). Maximum indoor resting(More)
BACKGROUND Giardia duodenalis infection and malnutrition are still considered as public health problems in many developing countries especially among children in rural communities. This study was carried out among Aboriginal (Orang Asli) primary schoolchildren in rural peninsular Malaysia to investigate the burden and the effects of Giardia infection on(More)
Background and Objective. Primary headaches is a major medical concern in certain Arabic countries, for example Oman, Jordan, and Qatar. This study was aimed at increasing understanding of the prevalence of headache in Arabic countries and identifying common medications used for treatment because of the lack of research done in this field in Yemen. Methods.(More)