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Epidemiological Characteristics of Tularemia in Kosova in the Period 2006-2011

Drita Zajmi, Merita Berisha, Ariana Kalaveshi, Ilir Begolli, Naser Ramadani, Rina Hoxha.


Introduction: Tularemia is an important zoonosis in Kosovo. The first cases of tularemia in Kosovo were reported in 1999 among civil population in the west part of Kosovo. Tularemia has become an important problem in Kosova after 1999. Aim: The aim of this study was to analyze the frequency and distribution of Tularemia in Kosovo in the period from 2006 to 2011, propose measures and activities for prevention and control of the disease. Material and method. In this descriptive, retrospective study, we used official reports on infectious diseases from National Institute of Public Health of Kosova (NIPHK), as well as epidemiological surveys. The data collected were analyzed and the corresponding statistical parameters were tested with SPSS for the level of significance for P

Key words: Tularemia, morbidity, Kosova .

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