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Epidemiological and geographical characterization of leprosy in a Brazilian hyperendemic municipality

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Title
Epidemiological and geographical characterization of leprosy in a Brazilian hyperendemic municipality
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Cadernos de Saúde Pública, August 2018
DOI 10.1590/0102-311x00197216
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Lucia Helena Soares Camargo Marciano, Andréa de Faria Fernandes Belone, Patrícia Sammarco Rosa, Neusa Maria Broch Coelho, Cássio César Ghidella, Susilene Maria Tonelli Nardi, William Cabral Miranda, Ligia Vizeu Barrozo, Joel Carlos Lastória

Abstract

This study aimed to identify the distribution pattern of leprosy in a hyperendemic municipality in Brazil and determine its relationship with the clinico-epidemiological situation over 11 years. The geographic information system, MapInfo, spatial scan statistics and the Moran I index were used to analyze new cases. The digital cartographic base was used to map clusters of new paucibacillary and multibacillary cases and cases in minors under 15 years old. Socioeconomic indicators are shown using the choropleth mapping technique. A reduction in the detection coefficient, increases in high-risk spatial clusters, marked changes in the distribution of high-risk and low-risk clusters, and high-risk clusters of minors under 15 years old were observed from 2006 to 2010, showing recent illness, the presence of active foci, and overlapping of high-risk clusters of multibacillary infection in minors under 15 years old. Leprosy remains a public health problem in Rondonópolis, Mato Grosso State; the high-risk areas require an intensification of control measures and active search strategies to detect new cases.

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 14 20%
Student > Master 10 14%
Researcher 6 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 7%
Other 3 4%
Other 8 11%
Unknown 24 34%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 18 26%
Nursing and Health Professions 12 17%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 6%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 4%
Environmental Science 1 1%
Other 4 6%
Unknown 28 40%
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