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  • Research Article   
  • Epidemiol 2011, Vol 1(2): 105
  • DOI: 10.4172/2161-1165.1000105

Investigation of Death Cases by Pesticides Poisonning in a Rural Community, Bignona, Senegal

Maouly Fall2, Moussa Dieng Sarr5, Amadou Diouf6, Mame Demba Sy5, Mathias Camara5, Fatoumata Diène Sarr4, Joseph Faye4, Gaoussou Diakhaby4, Abdoulaye Badiane4, Ndjido Ardo Bar4, Amadou Gallo Diop2, Mouhamadou Mansour Ndiaye2, The Investigation Team7, Kamadore Touré1,2, Malang Coly3, Dieynaba Toure4 and Adama Tall4*
1Département de Médecine Préventive et Santé Publique, UCAD, Dakar-Sénégal, , Senegal
2Service de Neurologie, CHU de Fann, Dakar-Sénégal, , Senegal
3Organisation Mondiale de la Santé, Dakar-Sénégal, , Senegal
4The Investigation Team: Marie-Louise Senghor, Fatou Bintou Badji, Khadijetou Diop, Assane Ndiaye, Sanoussi Alassane, Charles Sagna, Abdel Kader Kane, Alhoussenou Dieng, Meissa Diagne, Moustapha Ndiaye, , Senegal
5Ministère de la santé et de la Prévention, Dakar-Sénégal, , Senegal
6Ministère de l’Agriculture et de l’Hydraulique, , Senegal
7The Investigation Team: Marie-Louise Senghor, Fatou Bintou Badji, Khadijetou Diop, Assane Ndiaye, Sanoussi Alassane, Charles Sagna, Abdel Kader Kane, Alhoussenou Dieng, Meissa Diagne, Moustapha Ndiaye, , Senegal
*Corresponding Author : Adama Tall, Institut Pasteur De, Dakar-Senegal, Senegal, Tel: 221 77 520 44 96, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Jul 25, 2011 / Accepted Date: Oct 20, 2011 / Published Date: Oct 25, 2011

Abstract

This study gives the report of an epidemiological investigation of twenty nine deaths among fifty cases (global lethality rate was 58%) in a rural community which use widely pesticides and insecticides for agricultural purposes. A case control study with an environmental description has been realized. Serologic tests were performed to eliminate arboviruses aetiology. A qualitative investigation was undertaken, to evaluate the perception, the beliefs, and the population attitudes toward the infection and the inventory of the different pesticides used in the sites of study. In Africa, there are many incidents of domestic or professional poisoning with a fatal ending for which, few data are available, toxicological analysis are still a challenge.

Keywords: Poisoning organophosphate; Organochloride; Senegal

Citation: Touré K, Coly M, Toure D, Fall M, Sarr MD, et al. (2011) Investigation of Death Cases by Pesticides Poisonning in a Rural Community, Bignona, Senegal. Epidemiol 1:105. Doi: 10.4172/2161-1165.1000105

Copyright: © 2011 Touré K, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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