A serological survey for malaria in a rural community near Delhi

Ravinder Mamtani, B. Ravindran, K. Bagchi, P. Malhotra, Q. Z. Hussain

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A serological study of malaria in a rural community of Delhi was carried out in two surveys with an interval of six months. Samples drawn randomly consisted of 60 households (599 individuals) in the first survey and 50 households (519 individuals) in the second survey. Splenomegaly as a measure of endemicity was not found to be a useful index, whilst fever remained a fairly important epidemiological index. For estimation of antibody titres which reflects endemicity, using P. cynomolgi antigen, indirect heamagglutination test was employed. Endemicity expressed in terms of mean positive titre index and per cent seropositives was 2.4 to 3.0 and 21 to 36 respectively. The study indicated that serology could be employed as a useful tool to reflect malaria prevalence in a community.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-205
Number of pages7
JournalIndian Journal of Medical Research
Volume70
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes

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Rural Population
Malaria
Splenomegaly
Serology
Fever
Antigens
Antibodies
Surveys and Questionnaires

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Mamtani, R., Ravindran, B., Bagchi, K., Malhotra, P., & Hussain, Q. Z. (1979). A serological survey for malaria in a rural community near Delhi. Indian Journal of Medical Research, 70(2), 199-205.

A serological survey for malaria in a rural community near Delhi. / Mamtani, Ravinder; Ravindran, B.; Bagchi, K.; Malhotra, P.; Hussain, Q. Z.

In: Indian Journal of Medical Research, Vol. 70, No. 2, 1979, p. 199-205.

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Mamtani, R, Ravindran, B, Bagchi, K, Malhotra, P & Hussain, QZ 1979, 'A serological survey for malaria in a rural community near Delhi', Indian Journal of Medical Research, vol. 70, no. 2, pp. 199-205.
Mamtani R, Ravindran B, Bagchi K, Malhotra P, Hussain QZ. A serological survey for malaria in a rural community near Delhi. Indian Journal of Medical Research. 1979;70(2):199-205.
Mamtani, Ravinder ; Ravindran, B. ; Bagchi, K. ; Malhotra, P. ; Hussain, Q. Z. / A serological survey for malaria in a rural community near Delhi. In: Indian Journal of Medical Research. 1979 ; Vol. 70, No. 2. pp. 199-205.
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