During a ten-year field survey from 1980 to 1989,1518 cases of Schistosoma haematobium were detected in Khoozestan province, the only area in south-west Iran where urinary schistosomiasis is prevalent.
Most of the cases were detected by urine examination and a few by bladder biopsies.
The incidence of infection was 0.653% in 1980,0.021% in 1988 and 0.042% in 1989.
Strict control measures, including mass chemotherapy and mollusciciding, were used to help reduce the prevalence of urinary schistosomiasis.
The 20-29-year-old age group was the most infected ; there were no sex differences.
Mots-clés Pascal : Schistosomiase, Trématodose, Helminthiase, Parasitose, Infection, Schistosoma haematobium, Trematoda, Plathelmintha, Helmintha, Invertebrata, Lutte sanitaire, Iran, Asie, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Efficacité, Homme, Appareil urinaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Schistosomiasis, Trematod disease, Helminthiasis, Parasitosis, Infection, Schistosoma haematobium, Trematoda, Plathelmintha, Helmintha, Invertebrata, Sanitary control, Iran, Asia, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Efficiency, Human, Urinary system disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0265563
Code Inist : 002B05E03C1. Création : 01/03/1996.