Malaria Epidemiology in Sistan and Balouchestan Province during

AUTHORS

Narjes Sargolzaie 1 , Masoud Salehi 2 , Malek Kiani 3 , * , Abdolghafar Hassanzehi 4 , Mohamad Sakeni 4

2 Department of Tropical and Infectious diseases, Fa culty of Medicine, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran

3 Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medici ne, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan , Iran

4 Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medici ne, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran

4 Zahedan, Iran

How to Cite: Sargolzaie N, Salehi M, Kiani M , Hassanzehi A, Sakeni M. Malaria Epidemiology in Sistan and Balouchestan Province during , Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2014 ; 16(4):41-43.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 16 (4); 41-43
Published Online: January 10, 2013
Article Type: Short Communication
Received: September 03, 2012
Accepted: November 20, 2012

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Abstract

Background: istan and Balouchestan province is one of areas in Iran that have the highest malaria incidence. We have tried to investigate the epidemiology of malaria in this province.

Materials and Methods: In this study, we evaluated epidemiological data of all malaria cases from April 2008 to March 2011 in this province.

Results: In our study Plasmodium vivax was the most type of malaria. Malaria incidence was more in men and rural than female and urban. 22.7% of all cases were foreigners. Malaria incidence has had two picks.

Conclusion: Malaria control interventions should be focused on high risk group and based on incidence peak.

Keywords

Malaria Epidemiology Iran

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