INCIDENCE OF TYPHOID CASES IN LAKHIMPUR DISTRICT OF ASSAM- A STUDY FROM 2013 TO 2015

  • Jitendra Sharma District Epidemiologist, Office of the Joint Director of Health Services, Lakhimpur, Assam

Abstract

Abstract:

 

            A study was carried out with an objective to find out the incidence of typhoid cases in Lakhimpur district of Assam for a period from 2013 to 2015. All government as well as private hospital laboratories was included for the study. Widal/Typhidot test assays were used for laboratory confirmation of typhoid cases in all reporting units. A total of 3734 typhoid positive cases were observed in 36 months. The average incidence was 104 cases per month with a value of standard deviation 70.261 and standard error of mean 11.710.The two-tailed p value was found as <0.0001, considered extremely significant. The incidence of typhoid cases was found very high in 2013 as compared to 2014 and 2015. Most of the typhoid positive cases were detected from North Lakhimpur civil hospital and Nowboicha area. The incidence rate for typhoid cases was found maximum in Nowboicha and Dhakuakhana area. The people were having poor knowledge on proper hygiene habit and sanitation. In affected places, most of the wells/tube wells are found as without brim or platform. A special class should be taken in every school on health seeking behaviors thorough which one can expect that the entire community will have gain knowledge on different diseases and how to get rid of such diseases.

 

 

 

 

 

Key words: Incidence, Lakhimpur, Nowboicha, Typhoid, Widal

 

 

Author Biography

Jitendra Sharma, District Epidemiologist, Office of the Joint Director of Health Services, Lakhimpur, Assam
District Epidemiologist, Office of the Joint Director of Health Services, Lakhimpur, Assam
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Sharma, J. (2016). INCIDENCE OF TYPHOID CASES IN LAKHIMPUR DISTRICT OF ASSAM- A STUDY FROM 2013 TO 2015. Innovare Journal of Health Sciences, 4(3), 12-13. Retrieved from https://innovareacademics.in/journals/index.php/ijhs/article/view/12389
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