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dc.creatorDíaz, Theresa
dc.creatorAchí Araya, María Rosario
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-22T20:16:54Z
dc.date.available2016-01-22T20:16:54Z
dc.date.issued1989-01
dc.identifier.citationhttp://tdo.sagepub.com/content/19/1/14.full.pdf+htmles_ES
dc.identifier.issn0049-4755
dc.identifier.issn1758-1133
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10669/15532
dc.descriptionArtículo científico -- Universidad de Costa Rica. Instituto de Investigaciones en Salud, 1989es_ES
dc.description.abstractSome Nicaraguans living in Costa Rica are in refugee camps. The types and rates of infectious diseases in the Pueblo Nuevo refugee camp were measured by examining medical records for 1985 and performing stool and blood testing. The incidence of infections was 320 episodes per 1000 persons per year. Respiratory infections represented 63% of all illnesses and pulmonary tuberculosis was high. Malaria was not found in blood samples and no childhood illnesses preventable by immunizations were recorded in the records. intestinal parasites were found in 565 of the persons examined, considerably higher than the 153/4 prevalence noted in surveys of Costa Rica as a whole. Trichuris trichlura was found in 40 To of the positive stool samples. The deficient hygienic conditions and overcrowding in the camp are responsible for the high rates of infections and the continued presence of infections many of which probably were acquired in Nicaragua. Improvement of hygienic conditions can be accomplished by involving the refugees in education, cleaning and identifying problem areas. Adequate sanitation and improved water supply, and reducing overcrowding are also recommended.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversidad de Costa Rica. Instituto de Investigaciones en Salud.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipColumbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. New Yorkes_ES
dc.language.isoen_USes_ES
dc.sourceTropical Doctor 19(1): 14-17es_ES
dc.subjectinfectious diseaseses_ES
dc.subjectmalariaes_ES
dc.subjecthygienic conditionses_ES
dc.subjectsanitationes_ES
dc.subjectPublic healthes_ES
dc.titleInfectious diseases in a Nicaraguan refugee camp in Costa Ricaes_ES
dc.typeartículo científicoes_ES
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/004947558901900105
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Vicerrectoría de Investigación::Unidades de Investigación::Ciencias de la Salud::Instituto de Investigaciones en Salud (INISA)es_ES


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