Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health

: 2015  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 83--87

Sandfly fever in the world

Ali Mehrabi Tavana 
 Health Management Research Center, Department of Medical Mircrobiology, School of Medicine, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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Ali Mehrabi Tavana
Department of Medical Mircrobiology, Health Management Research Center, School of Medicine, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran

Introduction and Objective: Sandfly fever remains a significant health problem in many parts of the world (particularly in Africa, the Mediterranean Basin, the Middle East, Central Asia, and Europe). The aim of this study was to determine the latest circumstances of this disease at present in the world. Materials and Methods: Two methods were used to gather the information for this article. First, PubMed was searched for English language references to published relevant articles. Second, the term sandfly fever was searched on Google Scholar too. Results: In PubMed, 156 articles and in Google Scholar, 70,400 articles mentioned the term sandfly fever. The most searched items in PubMed were epidemiology, treatment, prevention, and life cycle with incidences of 41.66%, 20.51%, 13.46%, and 1.92%, respectively, and in terms of geographical distribution of the study, the maximum number of articles in PubMed were published from Europe, Asia, Australia, and America, with percentages being 26.92%, 17.30%, 17.0%, 1.28%, and 1.28%, respectively. Conclusion: Different countries have reported the disease either as an endemic or as an imported one. Further investigations on the pathology and virulence of ecology of sandfly fever are necessary to improve the understanding of this cycle in order to provide adequate preventive measures, and also to improve them.

How to cite this article:
Tavana AM. Sandfly fever in the world.Ann Trop Med Public Health 2015;8:83-87

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Tavana AM. Sandfly fever in the world. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2015 [cited 2020 Apr 8 ];8:83-87
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