Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 1093--1094

Still Sand fly fever is unknown: The disease which must be introduced to medical, nurse, and health-care workers at their courses in particular in tropical and semitropical regions


Ali Mehrabi Tavana 
 Health Management Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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Ali Mehrabi Tavana
Health Management Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
Iran




How to cite this article:
Tavana AM. Still Sand fly fever is unknown: The disease which must be introduced to medical, nurse, and health-care workers at their courses in particular in tropical and semitropical regions.Ann Trop Med Public Health 2017;10:1093-1094


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Tavana AM. Still Sand fly fever is unknown: The disease which must be introduced to medical, nurse, and health-care workers at their courses in particular in tropical and semitropical regions. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2017 [cited 2020 May 25 ];10:1093-1094
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Dear Sir,

Sandfly fever is still unknown for all even for many of health-care workers. It is time to think and insert the disease situation in medical students and relevant jobs in their training courses. Unfortunately, many of doctors and nurses never seen patients with manifestation of sandfly fever in their life that is not their fault, but the courses was not accompanied with arboviruses in particular sandfly fever. Sandfly fever is known with manifestations such as severe fever, headache, and photophobia.[1] The disease is endemic in many parts of the world in particular in area which leishmaniasis is present such as west of Asia, Europe, and Africa.[2] The disease could be imported by travelers when they are travelling in tropical and semitropical countries. The disease may be seen among soldiers in both peace and war times.[3],[4] I would like to draw your attention again and emphasis on sandfly fever etiology, epidemiology, and prevention, and control must be trained for all health-care workers during their courses any way. Of course, a few health measures could be recommended for all as well.

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