Epidemiology of herpes zoster in the State of Qatar, 2012–2017

Joint Authors

Ganesan, Nandakumar
al-Dahshan, Ayman
Shihab, Muhammad Abd al-Halim
al-Rumayhi, Hamad
Faraj, al-Mubashir
Bansal, Devendra

Source

Qatar Medical Journal

Issue

Vol. 2020, Issue 1 (30 Jun. 2020), pp.1-6, 6 p.

Publisher

Hamad Medical Corporation

Publication Date

2020-06-30

Country of Publication

Qatar

No. of Pages

6

Main Topic

Diseases

Topics

Abstract EN

Purpose: This study aimed to determine the epidemiological features of herpes zoster (HZ) in Qatar.

Methods: This study was a retrospective review of all reported HZ cases received by the surveillance unit at the Ministry of Public Health, between January 2012 and December 2017.

Results: A total of 2815 cases were reported during the study period.

The mean incidence of HZ was estimated to be 19/100,000 population, which increased from 9.8/100,000 in 2012 to 36.2/100,000 in 2017.

The ratio of male/female was about 4:1.

HZ incidence overall was found to be highest in those aged $50 years.

According to nationality, the mean incidence of HZ was estimated to be 79/100,000 among Qataris and 101/100,000 among expatriates.

Additionally, more HZ cases were notified during the hot months.

Conclusion: Such epidemiological data will contribute to the baseline information, which is necessary for effective preventive and control measures to be implemented in the country.

American Psychological Association (APA)

al-Dahshan, Ayman& Shihab, Muhammad Abd al-Halim& Ganesan, Nandakumar& Bansal, Devendra& Faraj, al-Mubashir& al-Rumayhi, Hamad. 2020. Epidemiology of herpes zoster in the State of Qatar, 2012–2017. Qatar Medical Journal،Vol. 2020, no. 1, pp.1-6.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-956541

Modern Language Association (MLA)

al-Dahshan, Ayman…[et al.]. Epidemiology of herpes zoster in the State of Qatar, 2012–2017. Qatar Medical Journal No. 1 (2020), pp.1-6.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-956541

American Medical Association (AMA)

al-Dahshan, Ayman& Shihab, Muhammad Abd al-Halim& Ganesan, Nandakumar& Bansal, Devendra& Faraj, al-Mubashir& al-Rumayhi, Hamad. Epidemiology of herpes zoster in the State of Qatar, 2012–2017. Qatar Medical Journal. 2020. Vol. 2020, no. 1, pp.1-6.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-956541

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 5-6

Record ID

BIM-956541