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Salehi-Moghadam A, Barati M, Dabbagh Moghadam A, Khoshdel A, Hosseini Shokouh S J, Totonchian M et al . Temporal changes and mapping Leishmaniasis in military units of I.R.I.Army. hmj. 2014; 18 (1) :84-90
URL: http://hmj.hums.ac.ir/article-1-1180-en.html

Department of Infectious Diseases Infectious Diseases Research Center
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Introduction: During the embossed war, cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) was considered as a major health problem in war zones, particularly in the South West region of the country. According to this history, monitoring the disease is necessary for military health services. The aim of this study was to determine CL prevalence and temporal condition and mapping of disease between military personnel using Geographic Information System (GIS). Methods: In a descriptive-analytical survey, all records of CL in military units were received from the Department of Health, Health and Medical Education headquarter. Prevalence or incidence rates were calculated and by ArcGIS 9.3 software, storage, and processing of the map was. Results: Maps of CL incidence generated as decision-making facility. Hypothesis about climatic pattern of disease presented. Based on this hypothesis air temperature 28 to 33 degrees, may considered as threshold temperature, one to three months before outbreak. Conclusion: The military endemic CL zones are different from national endemic zones. This phenomenon should be explained by especial military actions, which is different from most of civil occupation. It is necessary for military health system to monitoring reservoirs and zonotic disease in the action fields parallel to disease in the military populations

Keywords: Cutaneous Leishmaniasis - Military Personnel – Mapping - Geographic Information System
Citation: Salahi-Moghadam A, Barati M, Dabagh Moghadam A, Khoshdel A.R, Hosseini Shokouh S.J, Totonchian M, Noorifard M. Temporal changes and mapping Leishmaniasis in military units of I.R.I.Army. 2014;18(2):84-90.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2014/03/8 | Accepted: 2014/03/8 | Published: 2014/03/8

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