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Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran , abed.saghafi@yahoo.com
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Abstract

Introduction: Malaria is one the most important health problems in most areas of world. This disease is endemic in 106 country of the world. This study was done in order to detect the epidemiologic situation of malaria in Qom province during 2001-2012.

Methods: This descriptive study was done using existing data in Qom province during 2001 to 2012. Data analysis has been done by SPSS software, and with T-test and chi-square.

Results: 599 cases of malaria reported in Qom province. The majority of cases (64.3%) were male. Most cases of malaria due to Plasmodium vivax (91.31%). 8.5% of affected people being Iranian and 91.5 % of patients were non Iranian. Most cases of the disease (67. 11%) were in age group 15 years and higher.

Conclusion: Because of Qom province is being pilgrims, also according to the presence of mosquitoes as insect's malaria vectors, malaria control programs such as screening, treatment for patients should be continued.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2016/05/17 | Accepted: 2016/05/17 | Published: 2016/05/17