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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Evaluation Of Schistosomiasis Mansoni Control Measures In Sabará, Minas Gerais State, Brazil, 1980-2007 [avaliação De Medidas De Controle Da Esquistossomose Mansoni No Município De Sabará, Minas Gerais, Brasil, 1980-2007]
Author: Vasconcelos C.H.
Cardoso P.C.M.
Quirino W.C.
Massara C.L.
Amara G.L.
Cordeiro R.
Carvalho O.S.
Abstract: Schistosomiasis control programs in Brazil have helped reduce prevalence and the severe forms of the disease, but have failed to prevent new foci from appearing, especially on the periphery of large cities. The current article aims to assess the prevalence of schistosomiasis and the presence of intermediates hosts for Schistosoma mansoni in the district of Ravena, Municipality of Sabará, Minas Gerais State, Brazil, 27 years after imple-menting water treatment and specific treatment for infected individuals. Ravena responded posi-tively to schistosomiasis control measures, with a prevalence of 2.5%. However, the district remains a potential risk area, since it displays favorable environmental and ecological factors for main-tenance of the disease. For the prevalence rates to continue low, it will be necessary to invest in sanitation and health education, in addition to treatment of infected individuals.
Citation: Cadernos De Saude Publica. , v. 25, n. 5, p. 997 - 1006, 2009.
Rights: aberto
Date Issue: 2009
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