Cutaneous leishmaniasis in the Jordanian side of the Jordan Valley: severe under-reporting and consequences on public health management.

@article{Mosleh2008CutaneousLI,
  title={Cutaneous leishmaniasis in the Jordanian side of the Jordan Valley: severe under-reporting and consequences on public health management.},
  author={Ibrahim M. Mosleh and Eid Geith and Lina Natsheh and Muna Abdul-Dayem and Nabil Abotteen},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  year={2008},
  volume={13 6},
  pages={855-60}
}
OBJECTIVE To test if cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is under-reported in the Jordanian Mid Jordan Valley, with resultant serious consequences for drug supply. METHODS For 2001-2003, prescribed amounts of drug and laboratory log-books were investigated to estimate CL cases reported in Jordanian Mid Jordan Valley. From April 2004 to May 2005, passive detection and focused active 'index case cluster'-directed detection were used. RESULTS An average of 75/100,000 cases per year was estimated to… CONTINUE READING

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