Analysis Of Notifiable Disease Reported In Adamawa State NigeriaJournal: International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research (Vol.6, No. 7)
Publication Date: 2017-07-15
Authors : Kumur J. H.; Siya T. K.; Adamu B.M; Reuben B.Z.; Dahiru S.;
Page : 219-220
Keywords : Infectious disease; Notification; Mortality; Morbidity;
This research work aimed at analysing the various notifiable diseases reported in Adamawa State. To find out the most common disease notified. The data were secondary data extracted from reported cases of notifiable diseases across the twenty one local government areas of the State between 2008 and 2011.The total number of cases reported was 1085304. The findings revealed that Malaria ranks the top of notifiable diseases with total of 85.5 and Trachoma is the least number of occurrences with total of 0.0008. Also it was observed that cholera is the highest in term of spread and was in comparison with other notifiable diseases reported to be widely distributed across the State while malaria which was the most prevalence was endemic in some particular parts of the State. The study recommends that the health care personnel must be adequately trained to identify the disease and notify the higher authorities for prompt response.
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