Epidemiological Features of Malaria in Qom Province from 2001 to 2011

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Abedin Saghafipour 1 , * , Mehdi Noroozi 2 , Moharam Karami-Jooshin 2 , Abbas Poudat 3

1 Department of Sciences in Medical Entomology and Vector Control, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom , Iran

2 Department of Sciences in Epidemiology, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran

3 Hormozgan research center for infectious and tropical diseases, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran

How to Cite: Saghafipour A, Noroozi M, Karami-Jooshin M, Poudat A. Epidemiological Features of Malaria in Qom Province from 2001 to 2011, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2012 ; 14(8):e93286.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 14 (8); e93286
Published Online: May 07, 2012
Article Type: Short Communication
Received: January 12, 2012
Accepted: February 29, 2012
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Abstract

Background : Malaria is still one of the most serious health problems all across the world. This study aimed at investigating the epidemiological features of malaria in Qom province form 2001 to 2011.
Materials and Methods : It was a descriptive-analytic cross-sectional study conducted on the malaria cases in Qom province from 2001 to 2011. The data analyzed by SPSS software and t-test and chi-square test.
Results : During those 10 years, 553 cases of malaria were reported. Most of those cases were Iranian men of 15 years old and over. In most of the cases, Plasmodium vivax was the main cause of the disease.
Conclusion : Considering the huge number of pilgrims entering Qom city and also the existence of Mosquito vectors, programs to combat malaria should continue.

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