Infectious disease surveillance during emergency relief to Bhutanese refugees in Nepal.
- To implement simplified infectious disease surveillance and epidemic disease control during the relocation of Bhutanese refugees to Nepal.
- Longitudinal observation study of mortality and morbidity.
- Refugee health units in six refugee camps housing 73 500 Bhutanese refugees in the eastern tropical lowland between Nepal and India.
Intesbentions. - Infectious disease surveillance and community-based programs to promote vitamin A supplementation, measles vaccination, oral rehydration therapy, and early use of antibiotics to treat acute respiratory infection.
Main Outcome Measures
- Crude mortality rate, mortality rate for children younger than 5 years, and cause-specific mortality Results. - Crude mortality rates up to 1.15 deaths per 10 000 persons per day were reported during the first 6 months of surveillance.
Mots-clés Pascal : Infection, Prévention, Homme, Népal, Réfugié, Surveillance, Système urgence, Guerre, Famine, Asie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Infection, Prevention, Human, Nepal, Refugee, Surveillance, Emergency system, War, Famine, Asia
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0641086
Code Inist : 002B30A02A. Création : 09/06/1995.