Epidemiology of cutaneous leishmaniasis in population covered by Mashhad university of medical sciences in 2011

Khajedaluee, Mohammad and Yazdanpanah, Mohammad Javad and SeyedNozadi, SeyedMohsen and Fata, Abdolmajid and Juya, Mohammad Reza and Masoudi, Mohammad Hasan and Najaf Najafi, Mona (2014) Epidemiology of cutaneous leishmaniasis in population covered by Mashhad university of medical sciences in 2011. medical journal of mashhad university of medical sciences, 57 (4). pp. 647-654.

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Abstract

Introduction: leishmaniasis in Iran is a major healthcare problem. Epidemiological studies are effective in disease control and preventive measures. The aim of this study was to investigate the epidemiology of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Razavi Khorasan province in 2011.  Materials and Methods: This descriptive-analytical survey was conducted on cutaneous leishmaniasis patients in 2011. Recorded demographic and epidemiological information of patients were extracted from disease surveillance department of Mashhad university of medical sciences. Data were analyzed by SPSS version 11.5. Results :The number of cutaneous leishmaniasis patients was 3558. According to the population coverage of Mashhad university of medical sciences, disease incidence was 7.2/10000 and 52 of patients were men. Most cases were children (under 10 years old) and youth (20-30 year old). Highest disease frequency was observed in students and housewives. The disease incidence in Torghabeh Shandiz, Sarakhs and Daregaz was 92.3, 27.6 and 16 cases per ten thousands people, respectively. Conclusion: The disease incidence in Razavi Khorasan was moderate compared to the other endemic areas of Iran. However, this frequency was still significant. According to high disease incidence in children and housewives, these groups needed to be trained in disease prevention and increase their level of health literacy.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health
Divisions: Journals > Medical J Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mjmums mjmums
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2017 15:10
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2017 15:10
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/7081

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