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Outbreak of Zoonotic Cutaneous Leishmaniasis: A Report
Abedin Saghafipour, Yavar Rassi *, Mohammad Reza Abai, Mohammad Ali Oshaghi, Babak Farzinnia, Reza Mostafavi, Fateh Karimian
Tehran University of Medical Sciences
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an increasing trend. So we investigated some epidemiological aspects of the Leishmaniasis disease in order to update our information about infection routes and epidemiological characteristics of the disease in Qomrood District, Qom Province, Central Iran.   Materials & Methods:   In  this  descriptive  cross-sectional  study,  patients  population includes  those  have  been  treated   and  followed  with  the  diagnosis  of  cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Qomrood District Health Center clinically or based on  laboratory data from the beginning of April to the end of March 2009 and the related information have been documented in summarized epidemiologic data forms of cutaneous Leishmaniasis by the "disease control" personnel of the province health center. Data were analyzed using chi- square test.   Results: The incidence of cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Qomrood rural areas has reached to 32.7/1000 in 2009 which used to be 9/1000 in 2008 The most common sites of skin lesions have been upper and lower  extremities. The disease has been appeared in winter and autumn.   Conclusions: According to the current condition, recognizing the vector and  reservoir, and to arranging controlling programs in the area according to epidemiological aspects of the disease and mass education are mandatory.  

Keywords: Cutaneous Leishmaniasis, Outbreak, Village, Qom, Iran
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: General
Received: 2016/02/13 | Accepted: 2016/02/23 | Published: 2016/02/23
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Saghafipour A, Rassi Y, Abai M R, Oshaghi M A, Farzinnia B, Mostafavi R et al . Outbreak of Zoonotic Cutaneous Leishmaniasis: A Report. Arch Hyg Sci. 2013; 2 (2) :48-54
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