Characteristics and risk factors of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Eastern and Central Nepal.

@article{Banjara2009CharacteristicsAR,
  title={Characteristics and risk factors of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Eastern and Central Nepal.},
  author={Megha Raj Banjara and Worachart Sirawaraporn and Songsak Petmitr and Mallika Imwong and Anand Ballabh Joshi and Porntip Chavalitshewinkoon-Petmitr},
  journal={Kathmandu University medical journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={7 28},
  pages={378-82}
}
BACKGROUND Very limited information is available on epidemiology of falciparum malaria in Nepal. Such information is very important for malaria control programmes. It is believed that malaria in Eastern region is imported from border districts of India and local transmission follows whereas it is indigenous in Central region. Therefore, the characteristics and risk factors of malaria are believed to be different in Eastern and Central Nepal. OBJECTIVE The objective of the study is to describe… CONTINUE READING