An Investigation of the Epidemic of Measles in the Kohgiloyeh District (2002)

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163964
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Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
An Investigation of the Epidemic of Measles in the Kohgiloyeh District (2002)
Author(s):
Karimi, Abbas Ali; Naimi, E.; Qlizadeh, L.
Author Details:
Abbas Ali Karimi, Lecturer, Yasuj University of Medical Sciences, Yasuj, Kohgiloyeh and Bovairahma, Iran, email: ebnaimi2002@yahoo.com; E. Naimi; L. Qlizadeh
Abstract:
Purpose: To examine the outbreak of measles in the Kohgiloyeh district in 2000. Background: Before the creation of immunization programs, the number of yearly reported cases of the measles in Iran was 15000-50000 cases. In 1993, the incidence rate of the measles had been reduced to 7 cases in 100000 but by 1999 it had increased to about 9 case in 100000. According to statistics, the incidence rate in the Kohgiloyeh district was of 3 in 100000 in 1999. According to the same statistics, the incidence rate had increased to 145 cases in 100000 in 2000, despite the fact that immunization coverage rate against measles was around 95 percent. This outbreak is therefore unexpected, and this issue needs to be addressed. Design: This was a descriptive-practical study of 336 cases in a community in the Kohgiloyeh district. The information was analyzed by EPI6. Results: According to the results the incidence rate was reported to be 213 cases, 117 cases in urban areas, and 145 cases rural ones. The trend of the diseases indicates that the outbreak of disease began in January of 2000 and lasted until May of 2000. Most of the cases were among people of the ages of 15-19, with an incidence rate of 374 in 100000. 59 percent of all cases were males and 41 percent were females. According to results the vaccine efficacy was 84 percent in the township.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Host:
McMaster University
Conference Location:
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Description:
2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAn Investigation of the Epidemic of Measles in the Kohgiloyeh District (2002)en_GB
dc.contributor.authorKarimi, Abbas Alien_US
dc.contributor.authorNaimi, E.en_US
dc.contributor.authorQlizadeh, L.en_US
dc.author.detailsAbbas Ali Karimi, Lecturer, Yasuj University of Medical Sciences, Yasuj, Kohgiloyeh and Bovairahma, Iran, email: ebnaimi2002@yahoo.com; E. Naimi; L. Qlizadehen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163964-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: To examine the outbreak of measles in the Kohgiloyeh district in 2000. Background: Before the creation of immunization programs, the number of yearly reported cases of the measles in Iran was 15000-50000 cases. In 1993, the incidence rate of the measles had been reduced to 7 cases in 100000 but by 1999 it had increased to about 9 case in 100000. According to statistics, the incidence rate in the Kohgiloyeh district was of 3 in 100000 in 1999. According to the same statistics, the incidence rate had increased to 145 cases in 100000 in 2000, despite the fact that immunization coverage rate against measles was around 95 percent. This outbreak is therefore unexpected, and this issue needs to be addressed. Design: This was a descriptive-practical study of 336 cases in a community in the Kohgiloyeh district. The information was analyzed by EPI6. Results: According to the results the incidence rate was reported to be 213 cases, 117 cases in urban areas, and 145 cases rural ones. The trend of the diseases indicates that the outbreak of disease began in January of 2000 and lasted until May of 2000. Most of the cases were among people of the ages of 15-19, with an incidence rate of 374 in 100000. 59 percent of all cases were males and 41 percent were females. According to results the vaccine efficacy was 84 percent in the township.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:35:43Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:35:43Z-
dc.conference.date2006-
dc.conference.hostMcMaster Universityen_US
dc.conference.locationDhaka, Bangladeshen_US
dc.description2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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