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Surveillance, health promotion and control of Chagas disease in the Amazon Region - Medical attention in the Brazilian Amazon Region: a proposal

Overview of attention for article published in Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, November 2015
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Title
Surveillance, health promotion and control of Chagas disease in the Amazon Region - Medical attention in the Brazilian Amazon Region: a proposal
Published in
Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, November 2015
DOI 10.1590/0074-02760150153
Pubmed ID
Authors

José Rodrigues Coura, Angela CV Junqueira

Abstract

We refer to Oswaldo Cruz's reports dating from 1913 about the necessities of a healthcare system for the Brazilian Amazon Region and about the journey of Carlos Chagas to 27 locations in this region and the measures that would need to be adopted. We discuss the risks of endemicity of Chagas disease in the Amazon Region. We recommend that epidemiological surveillance of Chagas disease in the Brazilian Amazon Region and Pan-Amazon region should be implemented through continuous monitoring of the human population that lives in the area, their housing, the environment and the presence of triatomines. The monitoring should be performed with periodic seroepidemiological surveys, semi-annual visits to homes by health agents and the training of malaria microscopists and healthcare technicians to identify Trypanosoma cruzifrom patients' samples and T. cruziinfection rates among the triatomines caught. We recommend health promotion and control of Chagas disease through public health policies, especially through sanitary education regarding the risk factors for Chagas disease. Finally, we propose a healthcare system through base hospitals, intermediate-level units in the areas of the Brazilian Amazon Region and air transportation, considering the distances to be covered for medical care.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 80 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 14 18%
Student > Master 10 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 9%
Researcher 7 9%
Other 12 15%
Unknown 22 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 15%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 10%
Medicine and Dentistry 8 10%
Immunology and Microbiology 6 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 5%
Other 19 24%
Unknown 23 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. 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.
All research outputs
#6,501,596
of 20,663,689 outputs
Outputs from Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
#226
of 1,284 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#96,381
of 298,941 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
#5
of 19 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 20,663,689 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 67th percentile.
So far Altmetric has tracked 1,284 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 4.3. This one has done well, scoring higher than 81% of its peers.
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