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dc.contributor.authorYoussef, R.M.
dc.contributor.authorAlegana, V.A.
dc.contributor.authorAmran, J.
dc.contributor.authorNoor, A.M.
dc.contributor.authorSnow, R.W.
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T09:12:18Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T09:12:18Z
dc.date.issued2010EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/V16/06/16_6_2010_0595_0601.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117924
dc.description595-601EN
dc.description.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 vitaminsEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectPrevalenceEN
dc.subjectRural PopulationEN
dc.subjectCross-Sectional StudiesEN
dc.subjectMalariaEN
dc.subject.meshFeverEN
dc.titleFever prevalence and management among three rural communities in the North West Zone, SomaliaEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 16 (‎6)‎, 595-601, 2010


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