Epidemiological features of cholera outbreak in Delhi in 1988.
During 1988 a large scale outbreak of cholera occurred in Delhi giving rise to a total of 1708 bacteriologically proved El Tor cholera cases, the highest number recorded in a single year in Delhi, following its first detection in 1965.
Civil lines and Shahdara zones were the worst affected areas recording 85.7 and 55.7 cases per 100,000 population respectively.
The highest incidence rate was observed in the age group of 1-4 years (77 per 100,000).
Males and females were equally affected.
The data of moving average show the endemicity of cholera in Delhi with an increasing trend.
The risk factors identified are lower socioeconomic status, poor personal hygiene, drinking water and food storage practices.
Mots-clés Pascal : Choléra, Bactériose, Infection, Epidémiologie, Foyer infectieux, Homme, Inde, Asie, Appareil digestif pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cholera, Bacteriosis, Infection, Epidemiology, Infectious focus, Human, India, Asia, Digestive diseases
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0593645
Code Inist : 002B05B02L4. Création : 09/06/1995.