International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2569

Full Length Research Paper

Oscilating magnetic field an anti malaria therapy

Abajingin David Dele
  • Abajingin David Dele
  • Department of Physics and Electronics, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo-State, Nigeria
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  •  Received: 03 September 2014
  •  Accepted: 13 January 2015
  •  Published: 30 May 2015

Abstract

The effect of oscillating magnetic fields (OSMF) on malaria infected albino rats of about three weeks old was investigated. Ten malaria parasite - infected rats were obtained from the Department of Parasitology, University College Hospital Ibadan. The rats were randomly divided into an experimental and a control groups, of five animals each. The rats in the experimental group were exposed to OSMF of 41mT for fourteen consecutive days after fourteen days of acclimatization. Results obtained from the experimental group showed that the level of the pack cell volume (PCV) gradually increased during exposure whereas the parasitamial level (PD) decreased. Results from the control group showed that the level of the PCV decreased significantly and that of the parasitamial level (PD) increased significantly over time. The results suggest that malaria could be cured with the use of OSMF,
 
Key words: Oscillating magnetic field, Plasmodium falciparium, Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium ovale.