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Human myiasis survey in Ilam Province, Southwest of Iran

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(2020) Human myiasis survey in Ilam Province, Southwest of Iran. Nusantara Bioscience. pp. 143-147. ISSN 2087-3948

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Abstract

Myiasis is the infestation of live human and vertebrate animals with dipterous larvae, which at least for a period. Ilam Province of Iran is one of the most important animal husbandry areas, especially nomadic, in Iran. The objective of this study was to identify the prevalence of myiasis in shepherds in Ilam Province. A cross-sectional study was conducted among the shepherds in Ilam Province, western Iran. Out of the 11 counties in Ilam Province, 6 were randomly chosen from three different climates for this study. A questionnaire was used by a trained interviewer to obtain the information from subjects. The disease has been seen in spring, summer, and autumn seasons. About 94.1 of people have been infested at least once. Pharyngeal myiasis had the highest prevalence with 58.3. Itchy, painful throat, sneeze, cough, and headache were common symptoms. About 85.1 of people described the symptoms of the disease as severe and very severe. About 75.4 stated that the duration of the disease was more than 5 days. According to the results of the study, it was found that the prevalence of myiasis among shepherds in the Ilam Province is high and it is necessary to take appropriate measures to control the disease and increase health literacy.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail
Akbari, M.UNSPECIFIED
Rafinejad, J.UNSPECIFIED
Hanafi-Bojd, A. A.UNSPECIFIED
Aivazi, A. A.UNSPECIFIED
Biglarian, A.UNSPECIFIED
Sheikhi, S.UNSPECIFIED
Shavali, Z.UNSPECIFIED
Akbarzadeh, K.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: Flies Iran myiasis surveys estrus-ovis flies Life Sciences & Biomedicine - Other Topics
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Page Range: pp. 143-147
Journal or Publication Title: Nusantara Bioscience
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 12
Number: 2
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.13057/nusbiosci/n120209
ISSN: 2087-3948
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/3355

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