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Impact Of Climatic Variables On The Prevalence Of Measles In Wudil Local Government, Kano State, Nigeria
  • Author(s): Abdulmusawwir Nasir ; Muhammad Alhaji
  • Paper ID: 1701750
  • Page: 113-119
  • Published Date: 21-11-2019
  • Published In: Iconic Research And Engineering Journals
  • Publisher: IRE Journals
  • e-ISSN: 2456-8880
  • Volume/Issue: Volume 3 Issue 5 November-2019
Abstract

This research focused on the study of measles in relation to weather elements, in Wudil town. The data were obtained from both primary and secondary sources. Temperature and rainfall records from KUST Wudil meteorological station was collected alongside record of measles cases from Wudil General Hospital. The data was subjected to Multiple Linear Regression analysiswhere the impact of climatic factors on the frequency and occurrence of measles was tested. An interview was as well conducted for the purpose of having the responses from the public of their different perception on how the weather elements has impact on measles in Wudil town. Fifty respondents were interviewed across the three divisions. The research findings has shown that temperature and rainfall have a significant impact on the outbreak of diseases like measles. The analysis revealed that there is a statistically significant relationship between weather parameters (Temperature and Rainfall) and the occurrence of measles in the study area. This corresponds with the views of the respondents that the hot and dry season is the period with the most frequent occurrence of measles followed by the cold and dry season. The study further observed that outbreak of measles disease is all year round. The paper recommends that the Governments should plant more trees especially in the institutions and along the streets lines and improve Health sectors through re-construction and repairing clinics and hospitals, to provide all the medical facilities, and offer to give a proper attention to the infected and non-infected people.

Keywords

Infection, Measles, Rainfall, Temperature

Citations

IRE Journals:
Abdulmusawwir Nasir , Muhammad Alhaji "Impact Of Climatic Variables On The Prevalence Of Measles In Wudil Local Government, Kano State, Nigeria" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 3 Issue 5 2020 Page 113-119

IEEE:
Abdulmusawwir Nasir , Muhammad Alhaji "Impact Of Climatic Variables On The Prevalence Of Measles In Wudil Local Government, Kano State, Nigeria" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 3(5)