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29. Statistical Analysis of febrile Patients with Typhoid-Malaria Fever and their Co-infections in Akoko South-West Local Government Area of Ondo State, Nigeria.by I.C. Felix and B.A. Afere Volume 42, (July, 2017), pp211 – 218
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Abstract

The present study investigates the impacts and the prevalence of typhoid-malaria fever and their co-infections being one of the major diseases of tropical regions that cause millions of deaths annually. They are co-infectious disease of poor environment and occur respectively as a result of the systemic infection mainly by Salmonella typhi. O and Plasmodium falciparum. Data for patients reporting for fever between January 2002 and December 2011 in General Hospital Iwaro-Oka were collected for this research. In our study, various analysis is carried out using statistical tools including demographic studies to investigate and explore many possibilities of these diseases. The growth rate of typhoid and malaria within the period of consideration is found to be 89.43% and

1.23% with annual growth rate of 8.943% and 0.123% respectively. Furthermore, the growth rate of typhoid and malaria co-infection of febrile patients within this period gives 3.34% and annual growth rate of 0.34%. Forecast analysis shows a tremendous rate of increase for both diseases and their co-infections. However, substantial remedies are given in this report in order to circumvent the negative impacts of these threats.

Keywords: Demographic tools, Co-infections, Salmonella typhi. O, Plasmodium falciparum, Prevalence, Typhoid and Malaria Fever.

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