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Prevalance of Filariasis among Visa Applicants: An Observational Study

Author Affiliations

  • 1Hind Institute of Medical Sciences (HIMS), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • 2Eras Lucknow Medical College, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • 3Hind Institute of Medical Sciences (HIMS), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • 4Hind Institute of Medical Sciences (HIMS), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Int. Res. J. Medical Sci., Volume 4, Issue (2), Pages 5-7, February,28 (2016)


Parasites present a serious threat to millions of people all over the world. Parasite prevalance is considered as one of the important health indicator of a society. Parasitic infections still impose a substantial burden on the economy of a country and thus affect the National Development programs. A retrospective study was conducted in Hind Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow (HIMS), Uttar Pradesh for a period of 1.5 years(July 2014 to December 2015) on the visa applicants for Mauritius, who came for medical fitness. A total no. of 48 visa applicants came for medical fitness. 24(50%) of patients turned out to be Microfilarae positive. Out these 24(50%) patients, eosinophilia was found in 21(87.5%) of patients. Prevalance of Microfilarae was very high among the visa applicants. This data emphasizes on the importance of knowing the epidemiology of filariasis in areas of Lucknow and nearby places. Maximum number of patients were of the age group of 20-35 years.


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