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Research Article

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

Kamadore Touré1,2, Malang Coly3, Dieynaba Toure4, 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 Team and Adama Tall4*

The 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

1Département de Médecine Préventive et Santé Publique, UCAD, Dakar-Sénégal

2Service de Neurologie, CHU de Fann, Dakar-Sénégal

3Organisation Mondiale de la Santé, Dakar-Sénégal

4Institut Pasteur de Dakar-Sénégal

5Ministère de la santé et de la Prévention, Dakar-Sénégal

6Ministère de l’Agriculture et de l’Hydraulique

Corresponding Author:
Dr. Adama TALL
Institut Pasteur de, Dakar-Senegal
Tel: 221 77 520 44 96
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: July 25, 2011; Accepted Date: October 20, 2011; Published Date: October 25, 2011

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.


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.