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, cilt.54, ss.233-239, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 54
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4103/0972-9062.217614
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF VECTOR BORNE DISEASES
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.233-239

Özet

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.