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Anthrax in eastern Turkey, 1992-2004.

Ozkurt Z, Parlak M, Tastan R, Dinler U, Saglam YS, Ozyurek SF - Emerging Infect. Dis. (2005)

Bottom Line: We investigated animal and human anthrax cases during a 13-year period in eastern Turkey.From 1992 to 2004, a total of 464 animal and 503 human anthrax cases were detected.Most cases occurred in summer.

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Affiliation: Department of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine, Ataturk University, Erzurum, Turkey zozkurt@atauni.edu.tr

ABSTRACT
We investigated animal and human anthrax cases during a 13-year period in eastern Turkey. From 1992 to 2004, a total of 464 animal and 503 human anthrax cases were detected. Most cases occurred in summer. Anthrax remains a health problem in eastern Turkey, and preventive measures should be taken.

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Annual distribution of anthrax cases.
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Figure 1: Annual distribution of anthrax cases.

Mentions: From the 13-year period January 1992–November 2004, a total of 464 animal and 503 human cases of anthrax were detected in eastern Turkey. Of 464 animal cases, 20 (4.3%) were sheep, and 444 (95.7%) were cattle. The mean number of cases was 35.6 per year in animals and 38.6 per year in humans. Anthrax cases in both humans and animals increased from 1993 to 1999 and decreased after 2000 (Figure 1).


Anthrax in eastern Turkey, 1992-2004.

Ozkurt Z, Parlak M, Tastan R, Dinler U, Saglam YS, Ozyurek SF - Emerging Infect. Dis. (2005)

Annual distribution of anthrax cases.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 1: Annual distribution of anthrax cases.
Mentions: From the 13-year period January 1992–November 2004, a total of 464 animal and 503 human cases of anthrax were detected in eastern Turkey. Of 464 animal cases, 20 (4.3%) were sheep, and 444 (95.7%) were cattle. The mean number of cases was 35.6 per year in animals and 38.6 per year in humans. Anthrax cases in both humans and animals increased from 1993 to 1999 and decreased after 2000 (Figure 1).

Bottom Line: We investigated animal and human anthrax cases during a 13-year period in eastern Turkey.From 1992 to 2004, a total of 464 animal and 503 human anthrax cases were detected.Most cases occurred in summer.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine, Ataturk University, Erzurum, Turkey zozkurt@atauni.edu.tr

ABSTRACT
We investigated animal and human anthrax cases during a 13-year period in eastern Turkey. From 1992 to 2004, a total of 464 animal and 503 human anthrax cases were detected. Most cases occurred in summer. Anthrax remains a health problem in eastern Turkey, and preventive measures should be taken.

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Related in: MedlinePlus