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  • To serve as an important medium for the publication of original research in the field of medical science and health research, thus filling gaps in health knowledge for effective utilization of research findings
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Archives   2014

Myanmar   Health   Sciences   Research   Journal

Volume   26,  Number   1

TITLE:   Deltamethrin Treated Clothes for Personal Protection on Malaria among Temporary Migrant Workers in Rubber Plantation, Mon State, Myanmar
AUTHOR:   Maung Maung Mya, Myat Phone Kyaw, Tin Oo, Phyo Zaw Aung, Aung Kyaw Kyaw, Thu Ya; Thaung Hlaing
SOURCE:   Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal. 2014; 26(1):64-70
ABSTRACT:   Malaria transmission is provoked by man-vector contact and vector density. Generally, rubber plantation workers work from dusk to dawn coinciding. With peak biting tune of Anopheles vectors and protect from wind and cold by wearing of hats, shirts, longyis, jackets. Jeans and sweaters, etc. There is a need to introduce locally available, convenient and innovative measure for those temporary migrant workers. Three rubber plantation villages, Thatkot and Weayet Villages as intervention and Kyonekan Village as control areas of Thanhyuzayat, were selected to undertake a quasi-experimental study from November 2010 to June 2011. Fifty, each of migrant rubber plantation night-time workers with no history of malaria previously were recruited from the above areas. Appropriate clothes of 100 workers from Thatkot and Weayet villages were impregnated with deltamethrin (50 mg/meter) hi-monthly. Blood films were taken monthly for six months. The results showed that only one malaria positive case was found in Thatkot Village (intervention area) while there were 4-6% of monthly malaria positive cases found in Kyonekan Village (non-intervention area) (p<0.05). Spleen positivity was found 24%, 22% and 26% of 2-9 years old school children in Thatkot, Weayet and Kyonekan villages, respectively. Infant parasite rate was none in all areas. More than 90% of the workers wore deltamethrin impregnated clothes regularly. Nearly all workers (98%) had willingness 10 impregnate their cloths regularly. The study revealed that deltamethrin impregnated clothes are very effective (98-100% protection) to prevent mosquitoes bite and malaria transmission to rubber plantation workers in Mon State.
SUBJECT HEADINGS:   Malaria. Transients and Migrants.

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