Ahmed Tayeh

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This paper discusses the distinction between the transmission of infectious diseases within the domestic domain (the area normally occupied by and under the control of a household) and that in the public domain, which includes public places of work, schooling, commerce and recreation as well as the streets and fields. Whereas transmission in the public(More)
Cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania tropica has long been associated with Aleppo in Syria. For 20 years up to the mid-1980s, the number of cases reported annually in the city and environs has remained low, not exceeding a few hundred. Since then, there has been a sudden increase to several thousand cases reported each year. The increase seems too(More)
The long time needed for global eradication of dracunculiasis (Guinea worm disease) was not anticipated at the outset. The successful eradication of smallpox in 10 years compares with the target date set in 1985 for dracunculiasis eradication - 1995. Seventeen years after that date, transmission continues. Why? Various factors are responsible, mainly lack(More)
This paper describes a study carried out in a rural area of Ghana on the drinking water sources and other determinants of dracunculiasis (guinea worm disease). The results confirm the association between water source choice and the prevalence of the disease. A logistic regression model was used to show the combined effect of several behavioural, biological,(More)
This paper assesses the indirect impact of dracunculiasis on the nutritional status of children under 6 years of age in South Kordofan, Sudan. Weight-for-height anthropometric measurement was used as a measure of the nutritional status of 774 children in 428 households. The indirect impact was investigated by comparing the nutritional status in 1988 of(More)
This paper describes a health education intervention which was conducted during the 1990 dry season in 3 study villages in the Northern Region of Ghana, to reduce dracunculiasis prevalence in that area by promoting the use of cloth filters for drinking water and avoidance of water contact by sufferers. The impact of the intervention in reducing(More)
Dracunculiasis is a disease caused by a parasite transmitted through infected drinking water. The International Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Decade (1981-1990), provided a unique opportunity to eliminate the disease. The strategy of the eradication campaign was based on provision of safe drinking water supply, intensified case containment and health(More)