Investigation of the spatial distribution of sandfly species and cutaneous leishmaniasis risk factors by using geographical information system technologies in Karaisali district of Adana province, Turkey


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Artun O. , Kavur H.

JOURNAL OF VECTOR BORNE DISEASES, vol.54, pp.233-239, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.4103/0972-9062.217614
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF VECTOR BORNE DISEASES
  • Page Numbers: pp.233-239
  • Keywords: Cutaneous leishmaniasis, geographical information system, risk model, sandfly, Turkey, IDENTIFICATION, PSYCHODIDAE, FLIES

Abstract

Background & objectives: Cutaneous leishmaniasis displays two epidemiological routes of transmission, zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis (ZCL) which includes animal reservoir hosts in the transmission cycle and anthroponotic cutaneous leishmaniasis (ACL), where human is the sole source of infection for the vector sandflies. About 10-13% of CL cases are reported each year from Adana province in Turkey. The aim of this study was to develop a predictive model for determining the spatial risk level of cutaneous leishmaniasis in the Adana province, southern part of Turkey, in relation to environmental factors.