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Title: Seroepidemiological study of visceral leishmaniasis in Booyerahmad district, south-west Islamic Republic of Iran
Authors: Sarkari, B.
Pedram, N.
Mohebali, M.
Moshfe, A.A.
Zargar, M.A.
Akhoundi, B.
Shirzadi, M.R.
Issue Date: 2010
Language: English
Abstract: Visceral leishmaniasis [VL] is endemic in parts of Islamic Republic of Iran. A cross-sectional seroprevalence study was carried out in children in Booyerahmad district in the south-west of the country. Serum samples were taken from 1628 children up to 10 years old from different areas in Booyerahmad in 2005-06. Anti-Leishmania antibody was detected in 50 out of 1628 children [3.1%] by direct agglutination test [antibody titre > 1:3200]. There was no significant difference in seropositivity between the sexes [2.8% males and 3.3% females]. The highest rate of infection [5.2%] was in the age group 10 years. Further studies are needed to explore the reservoirs and vectors of the disease in this region
Description: 1133-1136
Keywords: Prevalence
Seroepidemiologic Studies
Cross-Sectional Studies
Subject: Leishmaniasis, Visceral
ISSN: 1020-3397
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