Bernardino Cláudio de Albuquerque

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The State of Amazonas in the Brazilian Amazon region is an area of high prevalence of hepatitis B and D virus (HBV and HDV) infection. The aim of this study was to identify epidemiological patterns and risk factors of HBV and HDV infections in Barcelos, in the basin of the Negro river. A random sample (798 in all) of the total population in the urban area(More)
Parasitic diseases are still prevalent in many parts of the world, causing both human suffering and economic loss. Recent developments in biotechnology, such as the use of monoclonal antibodies and recombinant DNA, have the potential for providing both more extensive and detailed information on the parasite in the infected human and in insect vectors. New(More)
In Brazil, more than 99% of malaria cases are reported in the Amazon, and the State of Amazonas accounts for 40% of this total. However, the accumulated experience and challenges in controlling malaria in this region in recent decades have not been reported. Throughout the first economic cycle during the rubber boom (1879 to 1912), malaria was recorded in(More)
INTRODUCTION Chagas disease is considered as emerging in the Brazilian Amazon, usually occurring in acute outbreaks. METHODS We describe 17 cases of acute Chagas disease in Rio Negro, Amazonas. RESULTS There were 15 males (average age, 31.3 years), all positive for Trypanosoma cruzi in fresh blood smear examination, and 14 positive by xenodiagnosis and(More)
Dengue fever is the world's most important viral hemorrhagic fever disease, the most geographically wide-spread of the arthropod-born viruses, and it causes a wide clinical spectrum of disease. We report a case of dengue hemorrhagic fever complicated by acute hepatitis. The initial picture of classical dengue fever was followed by painful liver enlargement,(More)
1 Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 2 Fundação de Medicina Tropical Dr. Heitor Vieira Dourado, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, 3 Universidade do Estado do Amazonas, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Medicina Tropical, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, 4 Universidade Federal de São João Del Rei, Campus Centro Oeste, Divinópolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil, 5(More)
SETTING Treatment default is a serious problem in tuberculosis control because it implies persistence of infection source, increased mortality, increased relapse rates and facilitates the development of resistant strains. OBJECTIVE This study analyzed tuberculosis treatment default determinants in the Amazonas State to contribute in planning appropriate(More)
Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (4). During the study period, 38 cases of cryptosporidiosis and 943 cases of shigellosis were reported in Baltimore. Temperature was strongly seasonal; precipitation was not. A dry period during 1999 was observed. No seasonal cryptosporidiosis patterns were identifiable. Two outbreaks of shigellosis occurred; in 2000(More)