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An entomoepidemiological investigation of Chagas disease in the state of Ceará, Northeast Region of Brazil

Overview of attention for article published in Cadernos de Saúde Pública, April 2014
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Title
An entomoepidemiological investigation of Chagas disease in the state of Ceará, Northeast Region of Brazil
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Cadernos de Saúde Pública, April 2014
DOI 10.1590/0102-311x00176512
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Carolina Fausto de Souza Coutinho, Reinaldo Souza-Santos, Natalia Faria Daflon Teixeira, Ingebourg Georg, Taís Ferreira Gomes, Marcio Neves Boia, Neilane Bertoni dos Reis, Alexander de Oliveira Maia, Marli Maria Lima

Abstract

The seroprevalence of Chagas disease in humans and the presence of triatomines were investigated in a rural locality in the State of Ceará, Brazil, an historically endemic region. Approximately 80% of the surveyed residents agreed to undergo serological tests. Intradomestic and peridomestic environments were searched for triatomines in both the dry and rainy seasons. The prevalence rate of Chagas disease was 1.2% and the majority of individuals confirmed with the disease over 50 years of age. A total of 761 specimens of triatomines were captured, most of which were from colonies composed of nymphs and adult bugs, and the majority of specimens were obtained in the dry season. Triatoma brasiliensis was the predominant species. Analysis using light microscopy revealed that 28.6% of the insects were Trypanosoma cruzi positive. Results suggest that peridomestic man-made structures, such as animal shelters, improper storage of timber and uninhabited dwellings contribute to the high rate of triatomine infestation in the area.

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 2 9%
Student > Bachelor 1 4%
Professor 1 4%
Unknown 19 83%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 2 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 4%
Unknown 19 83%
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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 January 2018.
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#5,225,215
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#171
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#47,945
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#2
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