Paper Information

Journal:   JOURNAL OF MILITARY MEDICINE   Fall 2003 , Volume 5 , Number 3; Page(s) 201 To 206.
 
Paper: 

FAUNESTIC STUDY OF ARTHROPODS AND RODENTS IN IMAM KHOMEYNI ARMY GARRISON IN JAHROM

 
 
Author(s):  RAFINEZHAD J., ZARAII A., TIRGARI S., PIAZAK N., ZARGAN J., KHAGHANI R., SHAYAN A.
 
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Abstract: 

Arthropods are the biggest group of invertebrate animals and due to their great morphological and physiological adaptation they are compatible with many ecosystems. They are the most important and biggest enemy of human being regarding to economic and medical issues. They directly (biting, sting, noise) and indirectly (transmitting pathogenic agents) cause many health problems to human. Presence of crowded people and human group congregation in army garrisons and barracks, veteran, refugees camps and in unexpected events such as earthquake, lack of basic health facilities could accelerate the occurrence of epidemics diseases by arthropods. Hence acknowledge of arthropod fauna is a necessary means for make decision and strategy in the mentioned places and situations. There are numerous many garrisons in Jahrome County where its climate is tropical and is associated to some arthropods borne diseases such as Leishmaniasis. This study was conducted to identify arthropod fauna in Jahrom Imam Khomeini garrison. Samples were collected from there using different collection methods such as light traps, aspirator and nets from autumn 2001 till autumn 2002. Results showed that the collected samples belong two subphylums, two classes, 8 orders, 13 families, 12 subfamilies, 16 genera, 21 species, plus 9 rodents belongs to one species. Among the identified arthropods, there were some important medically diseases such as Phlebotomus sergenti and Ph. papatasi which are probable Zoonotic Cuataneous Leishmaniasis (ZCL). These results highlight the importance of faunestic studies and could help workers involved in control programmers.

 
Keyword(s): FAUNA, ARTHROPODS, RODENTS, IMAM KHOMEYNI ARMY GARRISON, AND JAHROM
 
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