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Congenital Zika virus syndrome in Brazil: a case series of the first 1501 livebirths with complete investigation
BACKGROUND In November, 2015, an epidemic of microcephaly was reported in Brazil, which was later attributed to congenital Zika virus infection. 7830 suspected cases had been reported to theExpand
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Waterborne Toxoplasmosis, Brazil, from Field to Gene
Water was the suspected vehicle of Toxoplasma gondii dissemination in a toxoplasmosis outbreak in Brazil. A case-control study and geographic mapping of cases were performed. T. gondii was isolatedExpand
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Infection-related microcephaly after the 2015 and 2016 Zika virus outbreaks in Brazil: a surveillance-based analysis
BACKGROUND On Nov 11, 2015, the Brazilian Ministry of Health declared a Public Health Emergency of National Concern in response to an increased number of microcephaly cases, possibly related toExpand
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[Analysis of visceral leishmaniasis reports by the capture-recapture method].
OBJECTIVE To analyze the number of cases, deaths, incidence and fatality rate due to visceral leishmaniasis, and to estimate its underreporting, as well as the coverage of the national informationExpand
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Bat-transmitted Human Rabies Outbreaks, Brazilian Amazon
We describe 2 bat-transmitted outbreaks in remote, rural areas of Portel and Viseu Municipalities, Pará State, northern Brazil. Central nervous system specimens were taken after patients' deaths andExpand
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Infectious diseases epidemiology
In this glossary the authors have reviewed old and new terms contemporarily used in the infectious disease epidemiology. Many of these concepts were established throughout the 19th century and at theExpand
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[Schistosomiasis mansoni in Bahia, Brazil: historical trends and control measures].
In order to aid the development of new approaches to schistosomiasis control, changes were analyzed in prevalence at the county level in the State of Bahia from the 1950s to the 1990s, as wereExpand
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Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome: prognostic factors for death in reported cases in Brazil.
Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) was described for the first time in Brazil in 1993 and has occurred endemically throughout the country. This study analysed clinical and laboratory aspects as wellExpand
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[Prevalence and factors associated with geohelminth infections in children living in municipalities with low HDI in North and Northeast Brazil].
Stool surveys were conducted to estimate the prevalence and identify risk factors for geohelminth infections among children in ten Brazilian municipalities with low human development indices (HDI).Expand
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Impacto da vacinação contra a influenza na morbidade hospitalar por causas relacionadas à influenza em idosos no Brasil
OBJETIVO:descrever a tendencia temporal das hospitalizacoes por causas relacionadas a influenza e avaliar o impacto da vacinacao na populacao idosa brasileira (≥60 anos de idade), no periodo de 1992Expand
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