MALARIA AMONG IMMIGRANT̕ S WORKFORCE RETURNING FROM ENDEMIC DISTRICTS IN ALWOSTA CITY, EGYPT

Citation:
Abu-Sarea, E. Y., M. A. M. Ismail, R. M. Shaapan, A. S. S. Gawad, and M. A. Ghieth, "MALARIA AMONG IMMIGRANT̕ S WORKFORCE RETURNING FROM ENDEMIC DISTRICTS IN ALWOSTA CITY, EGYPT", J. Egypt. Soc. Parasitol. (JESP), vol. 50, issue 3, pp. 483-487, 2020.

Abstract:

This research aimed to encounter rapid diagnostic test (RDTs) efficacy to distinguish malaria
within patients with positive history to fever and/or travelling to endemic municipality. All over
a year, blood samples were amassed from patients visited different laboratories. Both thin, thick
blood films stained with Geimsa and rapid tests were used to diagnose malaria. Malaria was detected
by microscopy and RDTs (0.5%, & 0.9%, respectively) of patients. RDTs yielded 100%
sensitivity and 98.5% specificity. Samples detected by microscopy were also detected by RDTs.
All diagnosed malaria patients had history of travelling to Sudan or Yemen. RDTs proved confirmatory
tool to catch malaria suspected cases with fever history. Travelers from Sudan and
Yemen should be checked for malaria.
Key words: Egypt, Patients, Malaria, Rapid diagnostic tests, Microscopy.