Eradication of Typhus Exanthematicus in Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Zlatko Puvačić Department of Epidemiology and Statics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sarajevo
  • Edina Bešlagić Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sarajevo
  • Šukrija Zvizdić Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sarajevo
  • Sandra Puvačić Department of Epidemiology and Statics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sarajevo
  • Jelena Ravlija Department of Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Mostar
  • Sadeta Hamzić Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sarajevo
Keywords: Typhus exanthematicus, transmission, eradication

Abstract

Typhus exanthematicus in Bosnia and Herzegovina held in endemic areas from which especially quickly began spread after 1945. That year, in 1945, one hundred epidemics of typhus fever appeared, with the highest incidence rate in Europe of 215.04 per 1,000. Directions of unique program in the world were to eradicate lice of the body, but also establish monitoring of the recidivism, Brill-Zinsser disease. Since 1971, typhus exanthematicus (classical typhus) hasn't appeared in Bosnia and Herzegovina, so epidemic typhus can considered as an eradicated communicable disease.

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Published
2006-02-20
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Puvačić Z, Bešlagić E, Zvizdić Šukrija, Puvačić S, Ravlija J, Hamzić S. Eradication of Typhus Exanthematicus in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Bosn J of Basic Med Sci [Internet]. 2006Feb.20 [cited 2019Oct.16];6(1):71-4. Available from: https://www.bjbms.org/ojs/index.php/bjbms/article/view/3215
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