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Analisis factor pendukung tingginya insidens malaria di gugus Kepulauan Aceh Husin, Amirsyah; A1 Azhar, .; Hajar, Siti
Jurnal Kedokteran Yarsi Vol 10, No 2 (2002): Jurnal Kedokteran Yarsi
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ABSTRACTThis study was carried out to learn some supporting factors to the high incidence of malaria in the Aceh Islands. A total number of 103 respondents (56 male and 47 female) were involved in the study. They represented 103 families from 4 villages, Lumpuyang and Lhoeh villages in the BreuehIsland, and Rabo and Alue Reuyeung villages in the Nasi Island. Thick blood smear were also collected from 94 volunteers for the Giemsa-stained microscopic examination of plasmodium. The results showed that some factors including the low level of education, knowledge on malaria andsocio-economic condition of the people, socio-cultural background, the poor sanitation of the environment and the low attention of the government on malaria disease were supporting the high incidence of malaria in Aceh Islands. Three out of 94 people (3.32%) examined for plasmodium werepositively infected by the parasite. Two of them were infected by Plasmodium vivax and the other one was infected by Plasmodium falciparum. It could be concluded that some inter-related factors had been supporting the high incidence of malaria in the Aceh IslandsKEYWORDS Aceh Islands; Breueh Island; malarial incidence; Plasmodium vivax;Plasmodium falciparum