The epidemiology of malaria in Bolifamba, a rural community on the eastern slopes of Mount Cameroon: seasonal variation in the parasitological indices of transmission.

@article{Akenji2005TheEO,
  title={The epidemiology of malaria in Bolifamba, a rural community on the eastern slopes of Mount Cameroon: seasonal variation in the parasitological indices of transmission.},
  author={Theresa N Akenji and Nelson Neba Ntonifor and Helen Kuokuo Kimbi and Edith L Abongwa and Jason Ching and Maze B Ndukum and Damain N Anong and Armand Seraphin Nkwescheu and Michael Songmbe and Michael G Boyo and Kenneth Jacob Ngoh Ndamukong and Vincent Pryde Kehdinga Titanji},
  journal={Annals of tropical medicine and parasitology},
  year={2005},
  volume={99 3},
  pages={221-7}
}
The prevalences of malarial parasitaemia, fever, splenomegaly and anaemia and the levels of parasitaemia were investigated, through part of one wet season (in 2001) and the following dry season (in 2002), in 2157 subjects in the village of Bolifamba, in south-western Cameroon. Overall, 55.9% of the villagers checked in the wet season but only 49.5% of those examined in the dry season were found smear-positive for malaria (P<0.0001). Rainfall was found to be significantly associated with the… CONTINUE READING