E-ISSN 2146-3077
Original Article
The Epidemiology of Malaria in Kayseri Between 2001 and 2013
1 Erciyes Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, Kayseri, Türkiye  
2 Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Sağlık Bakanlığı, Halk Sağlığı Müdürlüğü, Kayseri, Türkiye  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2015; 39: 86-89
DOI: 10.5152/tpd.2015.3674
Key Words: Kayseri, malaria, epidemiology 

Abstract

Objective: Malaria is the primary parasitic cause of morbidity and mortality in the world. As a result of the expansion of international travel in recent years, imported malaria cases especially are increasing in our country. Likewise, while there were more domestic cases earlier in Kayseri, more imported cases were seen in recent years. In our study, the epidemiology of malaria cases between the years of 2001-2013 is intended to be done with the data obtained from the Provincial Health Directorate.

 

Methods: The data was performed retrospectively.

 

Results: Considering the last 12 years of data; a total of 34,459 blood samples were analyzed and 47 of these cases were found to be malaria, 21 cases were domestic and others were imported cases of malaria. P. vivax was detected in all domestic cases. While one of the imported cases have been identified as P. malariae, others were P. falciparum.

 

Conclusion: We believe that our study of the epidemiological data would be beneficial for taking preventive cautions and fight against malaria. 

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