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Clinical Infectious Diseases: Open Access

ISSN: 2684-4559

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Volume 5, Issue 5 (2021)

    Research Pages: 1 - 4

    Association Between Socio - Demographic Characteristics And Knowledge, Attitudes And Perceptions Of Malaria In Pregnancy Among Pregnant Women Attending Antenatal Clinics At Hospitals In Okitipupa, Ondo State, Nigeria

    Adeyemi Omoge

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    BACKGROUND: Malaria is a life threatening parasitic disease caused by Plasmodium Species, transmitted by female Anopheles mosquitoes. Malaria in pregnancy is an obstetric, social and public health problem of all over the world particularly in tropical and sub – tropical countries which can have serious consequences for both the mother and her unborn child. 
    OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to gain more understanding on the socio – demographic characteristics and knowledge, attitudes and perceptions on malaria in pregnancy among pregnant women attending antenatal clinics at hospitals in Okitipupa, Ondo state.
    METHODOLOGY: This was a descriptive cross – sectional study. A multistage random sampling method was used to select 165 pregnant women attending antenatal clinics at hospitals in Okitipupa. Quantitative method was used for data collection. A self – administered was used for data collection. Data was analyzed using SPSS version 23.
    RESULTS: The mean age of the respondents was 28.6 + 5.1 years, 66.1% were between 26 – 35 years, 95.2% were Christians, 84.2% were Yoruba, and 52.7% had secondary school education, 81.8% have had 1 – 3 pregnancies and births, 40.6% were in their third trimesters. 35.8% were traders. The chi – square revealed that there is a relationship between age (p<0.001), level of education (P<0.000), health care centre (P<0.001) and Knowledge, Attitudes and Perceptions of malaria in pregnancy.
    CONCLUSION: This study therefore concluded that malaria in pregnancy is a global burden which it’s present and future effects are very dangerous to the health of the individual, mother and the foetus in the womb, family, society and the nation at large. It is therefore recommended that health education on malaria in pregnancy should be upheld in high esteem. A clear understanding of the knowledge, attitudes and perceptions of a particular community can inform the design of Behavioural Change Communication (BCC) campaigns to measure the risk influence acceptance and use of any malaria control measures.

    Editorial Pages: 1 - 1

    A concise note on Giardiasis

    Balakumaran Manickam Dakshinamoorthi*

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    Giardiasis is a disease of the digestive system by a minute parasite called giardia. You get giardiasis by ingesting giardia growths. These are commonly ingested with your food or water.

    Giardiasis is a contamination in your small digestive system. It's brought about by a minuscule parasite called Giardia lamblia. Giardiasis spreads through contact with contaminated individuals. What's more, you can get giardiasis by eating debased food or drinking polluted water. Pet canines and felines likewise regularly contract giardia.

    This condition can be tracked down everywhere, as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Nonetheless, it's more normal in packed agricultural nations that need clean conditions and water quality control.

    Perspective Pages: 1 - 1

    Hepatitis D- Types and Symptoms

    Marina Nosik*

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    Hepatitis D, otherwise called the hepatitis delta infection, is a contamination that makes the liver become kindled. This enlarging can weaken liver capacity and cause long haul liver issues, including liver scarring and malignant growth. The condition is brought about by the hepatitis D infection (HDV).

    Commentary Pages: 1 - 1

    A Brief Note on Malaria

    Yuehua Huang*

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    Malaria is an infection brought about by a parasite. The parasite is spread to people through the chomps of contaminated mosquitoes. Individuals who have intestinal sickness for the most part feel extremely wiped out with a high fever and shaking chills.

    Letter to Editor Pages: 1 - 1

    Scabies- Symptoms, Causes and Complications

    Pushpanathan Muthuirulan*

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    Scabies is a bothersome skin condition brought about by a minuscule tunneling vermin called Sarcoptes. scabiei. Exceptional tingling happens in the space where the bug tunnels. The desire to scratch might be particularly solid around evening time.

    Scabies is infectious and can spread rapidly through close actual contact in a family, youngster care bunch, school class, nursing home or jail. Since scabies is so infectious, specialists frequently suggest treatment for whole families or contact gatherings.

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