Investigation of Death Cases by Pesticides Poisoning in a Rural Community, Bignona, Senegal
 
 

Investigation of Death Cases by Pesticides Poisoning in a Rural Community, Bignona, Senegal

Kamadore Touré, Malang Coly, Dieynaba Toure, Maouly Fall, Moussa Dieng Sarr, Amadou Diouf, Mame Demba Sy, Mathias Camara, Fatoumata Diène Sarr, Joseph Faye, Gaoussou Diakhaby, Abdoulaye Badiane, Ndjido Ardo Bar, Amadou Gallo Diop, Mouhamadou Mansour Ndiaye, the Investigation Team and Adama Tall

The Investigation Team: Marie-Louise Senghor, Fatou Bintou Badji, Khadijetou Diop, Assane Ndiaye, Sanoussi Alassane, Charles Sagna, Abdel Kader Kane, Alhoussenou Dieng, Meissa Diagne, Moustapha Ndiaye

Abstract:

This study gives the report of an epidemiological investigation of twenty nine deaths among fifty cases (global lethality rate was 58%).in a rural community which use widely pesticides and insecticides for agricultural purposed. A case control study with an environmental description has been realized. Serologic tests were performed to eliminate arboviruses aetiology. A qualitative investigation was undertaken, to evaluate the perception, the beliefs, and the population attitudes toward the infection and the inventory of the different pesticides used in the sites of study. In Africa, there are many incidents of domestic or professional poisoning with a fatal ending for which, few data are available, toxicological analysis are still a challenge.

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