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Epidemiology of Local Transmission of Leishmaniasis in Bahar City, 2015
Alireza Moradi , Ehsan Mostafavi , Amir Hossein Zahirnia , Majid Rahimi , Moharram Zangeneh
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Introduction: Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is one of the most common parasitic diseases in the world caused by protozoan parasites and transmitted to human body through mosquitoes bites.The aim of this study was to investigate the epidemiological aspects of CL local transmission outbreak in Bahar City, Hamedan province in 2015.
Methods: The statistical population included all patients with Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) diagnosed by the medical diagnostic laboratory and referred to the health center of town for thetreatment and follow ups. Patients' data were collected in the checklist and then analyzed by SPSS -16.
Results: 21 (34.4%) of 61 patients with CL were infected by the local transmission. .Most of them were the residents of old residential neighborhoods with wornout buildings. Eleven (52%) patients were male. The mean (SD) of age was 39.85 (1.92) The mean (SD) of CLwas 3.75 (4.19). .
Conclusions: With regard to observing the local transmission of CL and increasing the possibility of its epidemiological potential risk , it is necessary to perform further studies on possible resources and transmitters living in that area, give information to raise the public and medical personnels’ awareness about Phlebotomus activities in certain seasons, the preventive actions and the manner of diagnosis and its treatment.
Keywords: Cutaneous leishmaniasis Sandfly
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Type of Study: Orginal Research | Subject: Basic Sciences
Received: 2018/09/26 | Accepted: 2018/09/26 | Published: 2018/09/26
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Moradi A, Mostafavi E, Zahirnia A H, Rahimi M, Zangeneh M. Epidemiology of Local Transmission of Leishmaniasis in Bahar City, 2015. JNKUMS. 2018; 10 (2) :7-12
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