Typhoid epidemic in Hakkari - March 2007: Evaluation of affected pediatric patients


Ozdemir R. , Kayatas E.

IZMIR DR BEHCET UZ COCUK HASTANESI DERGISI, vol.2, no.3, pp.137-140, 2012 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.5222/buchd.2012.137
  • Title of Journal : IZMIR DR BEHCET UZ COCUK HASTANESI DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.137-140

Abstract

Objective: Salmonella typhi is a food and water-borne agent of a serious human disease, and it is transmitted by faecal-oral route. In the presence of inadequate infrastructure facilities; poor sanitation and health care; outbreaks of typhoid fever via contamination of drinking water were reported. In this study; pediatric cases of typhoid fever outbreak were reviewed in Hakkari and we also emphasized that typhoid fever is still a serious health problem in East and Southeast Anatolia region.