Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Bam: A Comparative Evaluation of Pre- and Post-Earthquake Years (1999–2008)

@inproceedings{Sharifi2011CutaneousLI,
  title={Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Bam: A Comparative Evaluation of Pre- and Post-Earthquake Years (1999–2008)},
  author={Iraj Sharifi and Nouzar Nakhaei and MR Aflatoonian and Maryam Hakimi Parizi and AR Fekri and Hossein Safizadeh and M R Shirzadi and M Gooya and Ali Khamesipour and A Nadim},
  booktitle={Iranian journal of public health},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND The recent devastating earthquake of December 26 in Bam, 2003 created various risk factors; caused a sharp increase in incidence of anthroponotic cutaneous leishmaniasis (ACL) cases and reached to an epidemic proportion. The objective of this study was to evaluate the status of ACL cases five years before the earthquake compared to the cases occurred five years after the earthquake (1999-2008). METHODS Status of disease was assessed retrospectively for the five years before the… CONTINUE READING
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