Efficacy of Olyset long-lasting bednets to control transmission of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Iran
AbstractA large-scale intervention field trial of the effect of Olyset long-lasting insecticide-treated bednets on transmission of cutaneous leishmaniasis was carried out in 2 cities in the Islamic Republic of Iran from October 2003 to July 2005. We enrolled 8620 individuals in 3000 households in 6 pairs of sectors in each city. Epidemiological and entomological surveys were carried out pre- and post-intervention. In both cities a statistically significant reduction was found in the incidence of new cases in intervention sectors who received bednets compared with control areas. Entomological surveys showed a reduction in numbers of female Phlebotomus sergenti captured indoors in intervention sectors
Emami, M.M., Yazdi, M. & Guillet, P. (2009). Efficacy of Olyset long-lasting bednets to control transmission of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Iran. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117735
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 15 (5), 1075-1083, 2009
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