Dataset on Prevalence and Management Practices of Malaria- Typhoid Co-Infection in Unwana South East Nigeria
Malaria -typhoid co-infection is associated with poverty and underdevelopment with significant morbidity and mortality with similarities in clinical features of the two diseases that often result in misdiagnosis and mistreatment of the febrile patients. This dataset provides information on the prevalence, attitudes that constitute risk factors in the diagnosis and the management practices of malaria and malaria- typhoid co-infection in a medical facility of a higher institution in south east Nigeria. It comprises of the demographic, diagnostic and management data collected from June to November, 2020. Two hundred and thirty-six (236) febrile volunteers comprising 104 males and 132 females attending the medical Centre of Akanu Ibiam Federal polytechnic Unwana, Afkpo Ebonyi state Nigeria participated in this study. Data of laboratory diagnosis and responses to structured questionnaire with respect to diagnostic and management practices of malaria -typhoid co-infection are presented in Excel spreadsheets. Malaria parasite density was determined using thick blood film microscopy whereas the typhoid diagnosis was based on Widal test. These data are useful for assessing attitudes in diagnosis and management that may be responsible for increasing incidence to malaria-typhoid co-infection and can also serve as baseline data for researchers and Health policy formulators.