Analysis on prevalence trend of scarlet fever in Ningxia during 2004-2011
DU Jian-cai, YANG Ju, ZHANG Zheng, MA Shao-ning, GAO Jie, ZHANG Min. Ningxia Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Yinchuan, Ningxia 750004, China
OBJECTIVE To explore the prevalent features of scarlet fever in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, and provide evidences for developing the reasonable prevention and management policy of the disease. METHODS Descriptive epidemic logical approaches were used to analyze the epidemic data of scarlet fever from 2004 to 2011. RESULTS All 3 226 cases of scarlet fever were reported in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region from 2004 to 2011 with the average incidence of 6.66/100 000. The cases mainly concentrated in the municipal government of the district, the number of the reported cases was more than other countries. Children between 4 and 7 years old accounted for 62.65% of all cases. The cases of males were much more than females. 54.56% of the patients focused between May to June and December to November. CONCLUSION The number of reported cases of scarlet fever increases year by year. It should strengthen management of scarlet fever cases in the high population density area, strengthen prevention and control measures of infectious disease in the primary schools and nurseries, implement the supervision, publicity and education about scarlet fever prevention and control knowledge , ultimately to reduce scarlet fever incidence.
【CateGory Index】： R515.1;R181.3