An epidemic of sporotrichosis in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: epidemiological aspects of a series of cases.

@article{Barros2008AnEO,
  title={An epidemic of sporotrichosis in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: epidemiological aspects of a series of cases.},
  author={M{\^o}nica Bastos de Lima Barros and Armando de Oliveira Schubach and T{\^a}nia Maria Valente Pacheco Schubach and Bodo Wanke and S R Lambert-Passos},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={2008},
  volume={136 9},
  pages={1192-6}
}
The first epidemic of sporotrichosis in humans as a result of zoonotic transmission was identified in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1998. A cross-sectional study was conducted applying questionnaires to patients seen in 2002 at Evandro Chagas Clinical Research Institute, Fiocruz, with a confirmed diagnosis of sporotrichosis. A total of 73 dwellings were studied, where 255 individuals, including 94 patients and 161 healthy household contacts, lived with 133 cats with sporotrichosis. Most dwellings… CONTINUE READING