SEROPREVALENCE OF TYPHOID FEVER IN CHILDREN OF DIFFERENT ETHNIC GROUPS OF BALOCHISTANAbstract
In present study total 2352 samples were collected out of that 21.04% were positive for Typhoid fever while 78.95% were negative. The sex wise distribution results showed male are more effected (12.71%) as compare to female (8.33%). However, the age wise distribution showed that 10.45% in 6-10 years, 6.54% in 3-6 years and 4.03% in 1-3 years. Moreover, the Typhoid fever cases were significantly high (8.41%) in Pashtoon followed by (6.93%) in Baloch, (4.16%) in Punjabi and (1.53%) in Hazara. The 11.60 % Typhoid fever was observed in the patients with low socioeconomic status, 6.67% in middle socioeconomic status and 2.76% in the patients belonged to high socioeconomic status. The electrolytes imbalance results revealed that Sodium was low in 9.82% patients and Potassium was low in 7.21% patients while the calcium was low in 4.01% Typhoid patients. The significant Typhoid fever cases were reported in July (2.97%) August (3.13%) and September (3.92%) as compared to other months of the year.
K. Hussain, M. K. Taj *, S. M. Ishaque, Z. Ahmed, S. Arif, G. Muhammad, I. Taj, M. Rafeeq, A. Ahmed, Ajaz-ul-Haq and M. Z. Mustafa
Center for Advanced Studies in Vaccinology and Biotechnology (CASVAB), University of Balochistan Quetta.
20 March, 2017
17 June, 2017
20 July, 2017
01 October, 2017