Characteristics of scarlet fever epidemic in Zhengzhou city from 2004 to 2014
WANG Wan-min;Zhengzhou Center for Disease Prevention and Control;
Objective To analyze the epidemiological characteristics of scarlet fever in Zhengzhou city from 2004 to2014. Methods The epidemic data of scarlet fever in Zhengzhou city from 2004 to 2014 were analyzed by the descriptive epidemiological method. Results A total of3523 cases were reported from 2004 to 2014,and the average yearly incidence was 4. 28 per 100 000. The incidence rate of scarlet fever in urban area was higher than that in county area.Scarlet fever had two peak levels in spring and winter season. The incidence rate of male cases was higher and female's.Most cases were aged below 15. The kindergarten children students and scattered children respectively accounted for46. 98%,16. 72% and 35. 37% of total cases. Conclusion Scarlet fever is mainly sporadic in Zhengzhou. The general measures against the scarlet fever should be taken in schools and kindergartens.