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Title: The experience of leishmanization in the Islamic Republic of Iran
Authors: Nadim, A.
Javadian, E.
Mohebali, M.
Issue Date: 1997
Language: English
Abstract: Leishmanization programmes in a hyperendemic area [Isfahan] and a high-risk group [army recruits and the Revolutionary Guard] are described and their effectiveness and complications are discussed. A trial of a non-living crude vaccine is outlined. More than two million people underwent leishmanization and it was found to reduce the incidence of the disease between one-sixth and one-eighth of its original level. The procedure is recommended whenever people are at a very high risk of contracting the disease
Description: 284-289
Keywords: Immunization
National Health Programs
Subject: Leishmaniasis
ISSN: 1020-3397
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