Investigation of Death Cases by Pesticides Poisonning in a Rural Community, Bignona, Senegal
Received Date: Jul 25, 2011 / Accepted Date: Oct 20, 2011 / Published Date: Oct 25, 2011
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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