Malaria parasitaemia among long distance truck drivers in the Niger delta of Nigeria.

@article{Erhabor2012MalariaPA,
  title={Malaria parasitaemia among long distance truck drivers in the Niger delta of Nigeria.},
  author={Osaro Erhabor and Obioma Azuonwu and Nnenna Frank-Peterside},
  journal={African health sciences},
  year={2012},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={98-103}
}
BACKGROUND Malaria is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of malaria among long distance truck drivers in the Niger Delta of Nigeria. METHODS A total of one hundred consecutively recruited long distance truck drivers aged 21-60 years, with a mean age of 42.36 ± 5.23 years were screened for the presence of malaria parasitaemia. RESULTS Out of the 100 truck drivers screened, 35 (35%) were… CONTINUE READING