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Global Advanced Research Journal of Microbiology (GARJM) ISSN: 2315-5116

March, 2015. Vol. 4(3), pp 031-035

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Prevalance of tuberculosis in District Dir Upper, Pakistan


Naveed Khan, Sardar Azhar Mehmood, Muzafar Shah*, Shabir Ahmad, Sajid Mahmood and Mazhar Ali


Department of zoology, Hazara University Mansehra-21300, Pakistan


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Accepted 19 January, 2015




The present study was carried out to invistigate the prevalence of tuberculosis (TB) in sub division Sheringal, Dir proper, Barawal and Wari District Dir Upper in Khyber Pakhtunkwa (KP) province, Pakistan from (January 2013 to December 2013). During this survey I collect data from four tehsils of District Dir Upper. A total of laboratory reports of 380 patients were collected from four differents tehsils, in which 98 (25.78%) were found positive and 282 (74.21%) were found negative tuberculosis patients. The higher incidence of tuberculosis was showed in tehsil sheringal 31 (28.18%). And lowest rate of tuberculosis was found in tehsil wari 18 (22.5%). And in Gender wise prevalence out of 98 positive cases 37 (22.42%) were male and 67 (28.37%) were female. This shows that the rate of tuberculosis is higher in female as compare to male. The higher infection of tuberculosis were found in the people of middle age from 13-30 (70.58%) and lowest infection are found in the children and adult about (8.57%). In month wise the higher prevalence was recorded in the month of March (46.15%) while the lowest prevalence was found in the month of April showing (16.21%).


Keywords: Tuberculosis, Prevalence, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.