Fever prevalence and management among three rural communities in the North West Zone, Somalia
AbstractBetween March and August 2008 we undertook 2 cross-sectional surveys among 1375 residents of 3 randomly selected villages in the district of Gebiley in the North-West Zone, Somalia. We investigated for the presence of malaria infection and the period prevalence of self-reported fever 14 days prior to both surveys. All blood samples examined were negative for both species of Plasmodium. The period prevalence of 14-day fevers was 4.8% in March and 0.6% in August; the majority of fevers [84.4%] were associated with other symptoms including cough, running nose and sore throat; 48/64 cases had resolved by the day of interview [mean duration 5.4 days]. Only 18 [37.5%] fever cases were managed at a formal health care facility: 7 within 24 hours and 10 within 24-72 hours of onset. None of the fevers were investigated for malaria; they were treated with antibiotics, antipyretics and vitamins
Youssef, R.M., Alegana, V.A., Amran, J., Noor, A.M. & Snow, R.W. (2010). Fever prevalence and management among three rural communities in the North West Zone, Somalia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117924
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 16 (6), 595-601, 2010
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