Epidemiological survey and geographical distribution of cutaneous Leishmaniasis in North Khorasan province, 2006-2013

Rajabzadeh, R. and Arzamani, Koroush. and Shoraka, Hamid Reza. and Riyhani, H. and Hosseini, Seyed hamid. (2015) Epidemiological survey and geographical distribution of cutaneous Leishmaniasis in North Khorasan province, 2006-2013. International Journal of Epidemiologic Research, 2 (4). pp. 197-203.

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Abstract

Background: Leishmaniasis is a widespread problem, especially in the tropical and subtropical countries. Since understanding epidemiologic and geographical distribution of the diseases is necessary for prevention and control of Leishmaniasis. This study was conducted for epidemiological survey of cutaneous Leishmaniasis in North Khorasan Province, using GIS during the years 2006-2013. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, data of the Leishmaniasis patients between the years 2006 and 2013 collected from the different districts ofN. Khorasan Province. The gathered data was analyzed by using Spps16 statistical software and chi-square test. Results:Data concerning 2831 patients with CL were collected.The maximum outbreak of the disease occurred in 2011 and theminimum occurrence was reported to be in2008. The mean age of the study population was22/80 ± 18/08 and the maximum cases of infection were observed in age group of 16-30 years. 58/6 percent of the patients were male and 53/5 percent of them lived in the villages. The maximum infection of the disease was observed in Esfarayen with 1095 people (38/7 percent). There was a significant relationship between the gender and age of the patients and cutaneous Leishmaniasis (p

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cutaneous leishmaniasis; epidemiology; Distribution
Subjects: WC Communicable Diseases
WR Dermatology
Divisions: Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > International Journal of Epidemiologic Research
Depositing User: zahra bagheri .
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2017 09:41
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2018 09:04
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4562

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