Epidemiological aspects of American cutaneous leishmaniasis in a periurban area of the metropolitan region of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

@article{Passos1993EpidemiologicalAO,
  title={Epidemiological aspects of American cutaneous leishmaniasis in a periurban area of the metropolitan region of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.},
  author={Val{\'e}ria Maria de Azeredo Passos and Alda Lima Falc{\~a}o and Mauro C{\'e}lio de Almeida Marzochi and C{\'e}lia M. F. Gontijo and Edelberto Santos Dias and E G Barbosa-Santos and Henrique Leonardo Guerra and Naftale Katz},
  journal={Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz},
  year={1993},
  volume={88 1},
  pages={103-10}
}
In order to characterize the epidemiology of American Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (ACL) in a periurban area of the municipality of Sabará in the metropolitan region of Belo Horizonte (MRBH), an area until then considered free of the disease, a cross sectional survey was undertaken in 1990. The survey of the population consisted of 1119 interviews and 881 clinical examinations using Montenegro's skin test (MST). A low prevalence (3.7%) of positive MST was encountered. The disease had been occurring… CONTINUE READING

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