Rubens Carlos Bassani Puricelli

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In addition to vaccine efficacy studies, there is a pressing need to evaluate vaccine effectiveness in a way that takes into account the limitations of health care systems in certain settings. An attempt to reach this objective was exemplified by a vaccination campaign against serogroup C meningococci in the federal state of Santa Catarina, in Brazil. A(More)
Consolidation of data on meningococcal disease surveillance for the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil, has provided new insight about the evolution of this disease during the period of 1971-2000. A descriptive epidemiological study, based on retrospective analysis of all cases of meningococcal disease notified in the state of Santa Catarina, linked the(More)
In 2001, an outbreak of eight cases of meningococcal disease within seven days occurred in a small municipality in northern Santa Catarina State, Brazil. All cases occurred in adolescents and young adults, corresponding to an attack rate of 367.5 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in this population group. Laboratory tests identified serogroup C meningococcus in(More)
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