Malaria surveillance among the displaced Karen population in Thailand April 1984 to February 1989, Mae Sot, Thailand.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/23761
Title:
Malaria surveillance among the displaced Karen population in Thailand April 1984 to February 1989, Mae Sot, Thailand.
Authors:
Decludt, B; Pecoul, B; Biberson, P; Lang, R; Imivithaya, S
Journal:
The Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health
Abstract:
Right from the arrival of the displaced Karen people in Thailand, Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) identified malaria as the top priority problem. A program of patient care based on the coupled laboratory/dispensary was set up in April 1984. Immediately a system of surveillance of morbidity and mortality from malaria was set up. This study consisted of analysing data gathered over a period of five years. During this time, the displaced population increased from 9,000 to 20,000. Analysis of the trends shows a hyperendemic situation with an annual incidence rate of 1,067 per thousand in 1984. This figure was 600 per thousand in 1988. 1,500 blood smears were checked each month and the positive predictive value of clinical suspicion was 45% on average. Plasmodium falciparum represented 80% of infections. The malaria case fatality ratio over the course of the last two years of surveillance was 0.3%. Five years observation show that the fight against malaria in this region can be based on the development of curative services and laboratories.
Affiliation:
Medecins sans Frontieres, Paris, France.
Issue Date:
Dec-1991
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/23761
PubMed ID:
1820635
Language:
en
ISSN:
0125-1562
Appears in Collections:
Malaria

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDecludt, B-
dc.contributor.authorPecoul, B-
dc.contributor.authorBiberson, P-
dc.contributor.authorLang, R-
dc.contributor.authorImivithaya, S-
dc.date.accessioned2008-04-18T12:13:42Z-
dc.date.available2008-04-18T12:13:42Z-
dc.date.issued1991-12-
dc.identifier.citationMalaria surveillance among the displaced Karen population in Thailand April 1984 to February 1989, Mae Sot, Thailand. 1991, 22 (4):504-8 Southeast Asian J. Trop. Med. Public Healthen
dc.identifier.issn0125-1562-
dc.identifier.pmid1820635-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/23761-
dc.description.abstractRight from the arrival of the displaced Karen people in Thailand, Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) identified malaria as the top priority problem. A program of patient care based on the coupled laboratory/dispensary was set up in April 1984. Immediately a system of surveillance of morbidity and mortality from malaria was set up. This study consisted of analysing data gathered over a period of five years. During this time, the displaced population increased from 9,000 to 20,000. Analysis of the trends shows a hyperendemic situation with an annual incidence rate of 1,067 per thousand in 1984. This figure was 600 per thousand in 1988. 1,500 blood smears were checked each month and the positive predictive value of clinical suspicion was 45% on average. Plasmodium falciparum represented 80% of infections. The malaria case fatality ratio over the course of the last two years of surveillance was 0.3%. Five years observation show that the fight against malaria in this region can be based on the development of curative services and laboratories.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to The Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Healthen
dc.subject.meshAnimalsen
dc.subject.meshChilden
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschoolen
dc.subject.meshDisease Outbreaksen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshIncidenceen
dc.subject.meshMalariaen
dc.subject.meshMalaria, Falciparumen
dc.subject.meshThailanden
dc.subject.meshTransients and Migrantsen
dc.titleMalaria surveillance among the displaced Karen population in Thailand April 1984 to February 1989, Mae Sot, Thailand.en
dc.contributor.departmentMedecins sans Frontieres, Paris, France.en
dc.identifier.journalThe Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Healthen

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