The deputy of health affairs of Kerman province encountered a report of Tinea capitis outbreak in one of the southern towns of the province in winter 2006 of which stated 1294 cases of Tinea capitis among primary school children that 86% of them were boys. The epidemiological and environmental investigation was conducted through a case-control study. The outbreak investigation showed that the risk of infection was significantly higher among subjects with a lower socioeconomic status, poor personal hygiene and a positive personal history of Tinea capitis. Improvement of living condition, public attention to personal hygiene and active case finding would be effective in decreasing and preventing Tinea capitis.
Fateme Nasri, Dadkhoda Sadeghi, Ashraf Bamorovat, Eshrat Bamorovat and Nouzar Nakhaee, 2008. Epidemiologic Investigation of an Outbreak of Tinea capitis: Experience from the South of Iran. Research Journal of Microbiology, 3: 494-498.