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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
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Epidemiological profile of patients with waterborne diseases in the cities of Meknes and Khemisset (Morocco)


Volume 29, Issue 1, April 2020, Pages 59–64

 Epidemiological profile of patients with waterborne diseases in the cities of Meknes and Khemisset (Morocco)

Najib Dahbi1 and Lahcen Messaoudi2

1 Department of Chemistry, University Moulay Ismail, Faculty of Sciences, Meknes, Morocco, Morocco
2 Department of Chemistry, University Moulay Ismail, Faculty of Sciences, Meknes, Morocco, Morocco

Original language: English

Copyright © 2020 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


Water supply for agriculture is sometimes insufficient in several regions of Morocco, the reuse of untreated wastewater in irrigation poses serious risks to the health of the population with spread of cases of waterborne diseases; At this level, the present study has set the initial objective of describing the epidemiological profile of these cases (patient characteristics) and then determining the causal links between the emergence of waterborne diseases and the characteristics of the population. The survey targeted the cities of Meknes and Khemisset (cities with one of the largest perimeters of reuse of raw wastewater in Morocco) during 2015, 2016 and 2017; The methodology adopted is to use the socio-economic data recorded on the "mandatory declaration" sheets for each patient who has acquired a waterborne disease, then to better exploit the qualitaitive data obtained from the survey sheets, we have descriptive statistics (using Excel software) and analytical statistics by calculating the Chi 2 test (using SPSS software version 21) to facilitate interpretation. The study of the profile of the patients who contracted a water-related disease at the level of the study area revealed: (a) characteristics in favor of a socio-economic vulnerability of this population; this vulnerability results in a supply of fruits / vegetables during the weekly Souks, and informal urban markets; (b) a negative perception of the population towards wastewater and its risks to the health of individuals; (c) a significant association has been found between the occurrence of waterborne diseases and schooling.

Author Keywords: vulnerability, wastewater, waterborne diseases, profile, epidemiology.


How to Cite this Article


Najib Dahbi and Lahcen Messaoudi, “Epidemiological profile of patients with waterborne diseases in the cities of Meknes and Khemisset (Morocco),” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 59–64, April 2020.