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Sufi K, Khanjani N, Kamyabi F. Study of malaria infection trend and the role of preventive interventions on malaria incidence in Sarbaz city, Sistan and Baluchestan province. 3. 2015; 2 (3) :66-56
URL: http://jpm.hums.ac.ir/article-1-90-en.html

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Introduction: Regarding the importance of malaria control and elimination in Iran, this study investigated the malaria infection trend and assessed the role of preventive interventions on malaria incidence aiming to propose effective plans for malaria control and elimination in Sarbaz city, Sistan and Baluchestan province.

Method: To conduct this study, all existed data from years 2005 to 2014 were collected from health centers of Sarbaz city and analyzed using SPSS ver. 18 software. To compare data Spearman, Wilcoxon, and paired t-tests were used.

Results: Malaria cases have decreased from 3865 cases and an incidence rate of 28.4 per 1000 population in 2005 to 313 cases and an incidence rate of in  1.9 per 1000 population in 2014. Implementation of tap water and electricity has led to a significant decrease in malaria cases in the studied villages.  In addition, malaria cases have increased significantly after Gono storm in Sarbaz city.

Conclusion:   malaria cases have decreased during the last decay in the southeast of Iran and to eliminate malaria from this region control of boundaries, inter and intra-sectional cooperation, and awareness of healthcare system for exposing probable epidemics seems necessary.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/11/10 | Accepted: 2015/11/25 | Published: 2015/11/23

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