Prevalence of Concomitant Bacteria among malaria Patients attending Government Hospitals in Ondo State, South-West Nigeria

Prevalence of Concomitant Bacteria among malaria Patients in Ondo State, Nigeria


  • Kehinde Ajayi Department of Microbiology, Federal University of Technology Akure
  • Dr. B. O. Oladejo Department of Microbiology, Federal University of Technology Akure
  • Prof. F. O. Omoya Department of Microbiology, Federal University of Technology Akure
  • Prof. M. K. Oladunmoye Department of Microbiology Federal University of Technology Akure



Malaria, Bacteria concomitant, Prevalence, Bacteremia


Patients with severe malaria are at increased risk of developing concomitant bacterial sepsis. Bacteremia and malaria co-infection have a higher case fatality compared to those with malaria infection only. The existence of concomitant bacterial infections can further complicate the manifestation of malaria and increase the morbidity and mortality. Therefore this study was carried out to determine the relationship between bacteremia concomitant among malaria patients in Ondo State, Nigeria. A cross sectional study was conducted among febrile patients in selected government Hospitals in Ondo State. One milliliter of blood of patients confirmed to be malaria positive with microscopic examination of Giemsa stained thick and thin blood films and RDT kit was cultured for enumeration of bacterial concomitant. All data obtained were statistically analyzed using Chi-square and correlation test with a


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Ajayi, K., Oladejo B. O., Omoya , F., & Oladunmoye , K. (2023). Prevalence of Concomitant Bacteria among malaria Patients attending Government Hospitals in Ondo State, South-West Nigeria: Prevalence of Concomitant Bacteria among malaria Patients in Ondo State, Nigeria. Medical and Pharmaceutical Journal, 2(1), 44–64.



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