The quarterly Journal of Health Sciences and Surveillance System is a non profitable periodical, common to the School of Health and Nutrition and the vice-chancellor for Health at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. The journal publishes original research papers, short communications, scientific notes, case reports, letter to editors, and review articles in English. The scope of papers comprises all aspects of Health Sciences and Surveillance System. The Editorial Board would be glad to receive your original papers on any area of Health Sciences.


Review Articles
1. Epidemiological and clinical aspects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak based on global data: A review article

Mohammad-Rafi Bazrafshan; Ahmadreza Eidi; Zahra Keshtkaran; Nasrin Shokrpour; Parisa Zand; Hamed Delam

Volume 8, Issue 3 , July 2020, Pages 100-104

  Background: In December 2019, a series of pneumonia cases of unknown cause appeared in Wuhan, China, which was very similar to viral pneumonia. In late January 2020, the World Health Organization named this disease  the sixth public health emergency of international concern due to an increase in ...  Read More

Review Articles
2. Risk factors for cervical cancer: An epidemiological review

Hamed Delam; Safoura Izanloo; Mohammad-Rafi Bazrafshan; Ahmadreza Eidi

Volume 8, Issue 3 , July 2020, Pages 105-109

  Background: Cervical cancer is one of the most common female genital cancers. It accounts for about half of the one million new cases and one-quarter of all cancer deaths in women. The present study was designed to comprehensively identify the risk factors of cervical cancer using the results of similar ...  Read More

Original Article
3. Application of geographical information system (GIS) in analysis and detection of microbial contamination in water supply network

Masoud Yousefi; Fatemeh Mesbahi; Iraj Abbasi; Mahboobeh Kousha; Kourosh Rahmani

Volume 8, Issue 3 , July 2020, Pages 110-114

  Background: Nowadays, in the world’s optimal management of science and technology, the use of geographical information system (GIS) is a necessity. In this study, GIS was used to analyze and detect microbial contamination in the water supply system of Masiri city. Methods:A cross-sectional study ...  Read More

Original Article
4. Epidemiology of suicide attempts and deaths: A population-based study in the South of Iran (2012–2017)

Hamed Delam; Kosar Zarebi; Esmaeil Kavi; Nasrin Shokrpour; Mohammad-Rafi Bazrafshan

Volume 8, Issue 3 , July 2020, Pages 115-120

  Background: Suicide is a multi-factorial phenomenon whose patterns can vary even from one place to another in one country; the purpose of this study was to determine the causes of suicide attempt in a 6-year period in Larestan County in the period between 2012 and 2017. Methods: The present study was ...  Read More

Original Article
5. Optimization of the biodecolorization activity of the Ayapers dye removal by Halmonas sp. isolated from Urmia Lake

Mohammad Ansarizadeh; Tayebeh Tahamtan; Mostafa Leili; Masoud Yousefi; Ehsan Gharehchahi; Mohsen Kalantari

Volume 8, Issue 3 , July 2020, Pages 121-128

  Background: Among chemical dyes, Azo dyes, as environmental synthetic pollutants, are most commonly used in a bunch of different colors in different industries, especially in textile industry to a large extent. Methods: Due to some limitation and difficulties to remove these pollutants from the environment, ...  Read More

Original Article
6. Multi-Level Analysis of Inter-Provincial Differences in Fertility in Iran: The Case of Six Provinces with High and Low Fertility Rates

Serajeddin Mahmoudiani

Volume 8, Issue 3 , July 2020, Pages 129-134

  Background: Identifying the effect of the social environment in which couples live and the demographic decisions are made, along with individual characteristics, are important in explaining human fertility. In the present study, an attempt was made to explain women’s fertility in the six provinces ...  Read More

Original Article
7. Morphological Identification of Leishmaniasis Vectors and Their Species Diversity in Fars Province, Southern Iran

Leila Izadpanah; Hamzeh Alipoor; Marzieh Shahriari-Namadi; Kourosh Azizi; Mohsen Kalantari; Abouzar Soltani; Masoumeh Bagheri

Volume 8, Issue 3 , July 2020, Pages 135-139

  Background: Sandflies are the vectors of at least eight different diseases, the most important of which is cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL). CL is a major public health problem in Iran, with annual cases increasing to more than 20,000 in 2019. Fars Province has the second-highest number of cases with more ...  Read More

Letter to Editor
8. Probability of Drug Abuse Recurrence during Quarantine Period of Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic

Mohammad-Rafi Bazrafshan; Maasumeh Elahi

Volume 8, Issue 3 , July 2020, Pages 140-141

  Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), a cluster of acute respiratory illness with unknown causes, occurred in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China since December 2019(1). COVID-19, a contagious disease, has spread all around the globe. It has affected almost every country on the planet (2). COVID-19 was declared ...  Read More

Letter to Editor
9. Internet addiction is likely to increase in home quarantine caused by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID 19)

Ahmadreza Eidi; Hamed Delam

Volume 8, Issue 3 , July 2020, Pages 142-143

  In December 2019, in Wuhan, China, a group of acute respiratory illnesses was diagnosed with unknown etiology, which today is known as Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID 19) [1]. Coronavirus is a single-stranded RNA virus that affects both humans and animals. The disease spread rapidly throughout China ...  Read More

1. Risk Assessment of Musculoskeletal Disorders and Determination of the Associated Factors among Workers of a Dairy Products Factory

zahra zamanian; hadi daneshmandi; Hojjatolah Setoodeh; Ebrahim Nazaripoor; Abdollah Haghayegh; Saeed Shaban Sarvestani

Volume 2, Issue 4 , October 2014, , Pages 134-139

  Background: Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are one of the most common causes of occupational injuries that appear in the lower back, neck and upper and lower extremities mainly. This study was conducted to assess the risk of MSDs and determine of its associated factors in workers of a dairy products ...  Read More

2. Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Symptoms and Assessment of Working Conditions in an Iranian Petrochemical Industry

Alireza Choobineh; Hadi Daneshmandi; Shahed Asadi; Shahram Ahmadi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , July 2013, , Pages 33-40

  Background/Objective: Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are one of the most common causes of occupational injuries. This study was conducted with the objectives of determination of prevalence rate of MSDs and ergonomics assessment of the risk of MSDs among workers of a petrochemical company. Methods: ...  Read More

3. A Study of Antibiotics Self-Medication at Primary Health Care Centers in Shiraz, Southern Iran

Mehrdad Askarian; Mohsen Hosseingholizadeh mahani; Mina Danaei; Mohsen Momeni

Volume 1, Issue 1 , July 2013, , Pages 1-5

  Background: Nowadays, self-medication of therapeutic agents is of global concern particularly in developing and underdeveloped countries. Some studies conducted in Iran showed that the frequency of self-medication was significant. Objective: This research was conducted to estimate the prevalence of arbitrary ...  Read More

4. Knowledge and Practice of Medical Students on Healthy Lifestyle: A Cross-Sectional Study in Shiraz

Mehrdad Askarian; Zahra Dehghani; Mina Danaei; Veda Vakili

Volume 1, Issue 2 , October 2013, , Pages 77-82

  Background: Physicians are one of the most important groups directly associated with public health and their health related lifestyle has a significant impact on their patient’s behaviors. Several studies showed that the majority of medical students did not have appropriate and healthy behaviors. The ...  Read More

5. A Comparative Assessment of Manual Load Lifting Using NIOSH Equation and WISHA Index Methods in Industrial Workers of Shiraz City

Naeimeh Asadi; Alireza Choobineh; Sareh Keshavarzi; Hadi Daneshmandi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2015, , Pages 8-12

  Background: Manual load lifting is the most common and stressful activity that imposes high biomechanical pressures on the body, particularly on the back. Diverse studies have shown that load lifting can cause work-related musculoskeletal disorders among workers. This study was conducted to assess manual ...  Read More

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