Epidemiology and control of frontier malaria in Brazil: lessons from community-based studies in rural Amazonia.

  title={Epidemiology and control of frontier malaria in Brazil: lessons from community-based studies in rural Amazonia.},
  author={Natal Santos da Silva and M{\^o}nica da Silva-Nunes and Rosely dos Santos Malafronte and Maria Jos{\'e} C Menezes and Rosane R D'Arcadia and Nat{\'a}lia Tiemi Komatsu and K{\'e}zia Katiani Gorza Scopel and {\'E}rika Martins Braga and Carlos Eug{\^e}nio Cavasini and Jos{\'e} Antonio Cordeiro and Marcelo U Ferreira},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  volume={104 5},
We describe the epidemiology of malaria in a frontier agricultural settlement in Brazilian Amazonia. We analysed the incidence of slide-confirmed symptomatic infections diagnosed between 2001 and 2006 in a cohort of 531 individuals (2281.53 person-years of follow-up) and parasite prevalence data derived from four cross-sectional surveys. Overall, the incidence rates of Plasmodium vivax and P. falciparum were 20.6/100 and 6.8/100 person-years at risk, respectively, with a marked decline in the… CONTINUE READING

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