Volume 18, Issue 58 (11-2017)                   Zanko J Med Sci 2017, 18(58): 15-23 | Back to browse issues page

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Epidemiology of Crimean-Congo Fever in Kermanshah Province Between 2008-2016. Zanko J Med Sci. 2017; 18 (58) :15-23
URL: http://zanko.muk.ac.ir/article-1-203-en.html
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Background and Aim: Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever is a viral, acute, febrile and bleeding disorder that is associated with significant mortality in human-. The CCHF virus spread with Tick among animal and livestock. The disease has been reported from Asia, Africa and Europe and is common in neighboring countries including Iraq, Turkey, Afghanistan and Pakistan. The prevalence of this disease is higher in the warm season, along with the activity of the carrier and the reservoir of the disease (Ticks), more is observed. Given that the study related to this issue has not conducted in Kermanshah province yet, this study aimed to evaluate the epidemiology of Crimean fever in Kermanshah province during 2008 to 2016 years.
Material and Method: In this descriptive cross-sectional study, the cases of CCHF patients were extracted from infectious diseases centers of Imam Khomeini and Imam Reza hospitals. The extracted information from the files was entered into the SPSS software version 16 and analyzed.
Results: In this study, 13 patients (9 males and 4 females) with a mean age of 36.31 ± 16.57were examined. The prevalence of the disease in the first & second six months year was 69% and  31% respectively. 53.8% of the patients in the city and 46.2% lived in the village.
Conclusion: Compliance health standards, safety in dealing with it, and reporting of cases of disease to health authorities are among the most effective actions to deal with this disease.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/06/8 | Accepted: 2017/09/19 | ePublished: 2017/11/16

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