Rise of Malaria Infection during Pregnancy Cases (Book Review Sample)
IT WAS A REPORT FROM HOSPITAL DATA AND EDUCATIONAL COURSE WORK ON MALARIA IN PREGNANCY.FROM THE REPORT I DEDUCED THAT MALARIA INFECTION PARTICULARLY PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM MALARIA IS ON THE RISE IN SUB-SAHARA AFRICA.I CONDUCTED THIS RESEARCH IN WESTERN PROVINCE OF KENYA,A PLACE CALLED KAKAMEGA COUNTY.THE SURVEY COVERED A RELATIVELY LARGE SAMPLE SIZE WITH A CATCHMENT POPULATION OF MORE THAN 500 WOMEN ATTENDING ANTENATAL CLINICS AND THOSE NURSING ATTENDING CHILD WELFARE CLINIC WITH CHILDREN OF EQUAL OR LESS THAN 6MONTHS.AMONG THE PROBLEMS MALARIA BRINGS TO AN EXPECTANT MOTHER ARE STILL BIRTHS,ABORTIONS AND ANAEMIA.OF IMPORTANCE TO NOTE IS THAT IN A NUMBER OF CASES,THE MALARIA CAN BE ASYMPTOMATIC CONTRIBUTING FURTHER TO SEVERE ANAEMIA IN PREGNANCY.IN CHILDREN,ITS A SERIOUS CAUSE OF MORTALITY amounting to 75000-200000 yearly according to steketee,et al AND STUNTING AND IN ALBEIT RARE CASES LIVER AND SPLEEN COMPLICATIONS.
ACCORDING TO world health organization,curbing malaria infections in regions with stable plasmodium falciprum malaria requires the use of insecticide treated nets and intermittent prevention therapy which is taken as a direct observation therapy at the antenatal clinics on every visit.
MALARIA IN PREGNANCY.
Malaria infection during pregnancy is one huge public health problem particularly in sub-sahara Africa, with substantial risks for the mother, her fetus and the neonate and communities both socially and financially. In areas of low transmission of Plasmodium falciparum, where levels of acquired immunity are low, women are susceptible to episodes of severe malaria, which can result in stillbirths or spontaneous abortion or in the death of the mother (Luxemburger et al., 1997). In areas of high transmission of P. falciparum, where levels of
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