Epidemiology of visceral leishmaniasis in northeast Brazil.

@article{Evans1992EpidemiologyOV,
  title={Epidemiology of visceral leishmaniasis in northeast Brazil.},
  author={Thomas G. Evans and Maria J{\^a}nia Teixeira and Isabel T. McAuliffe and I de A Vasconcelos and Alberto Vasconcelos and Atos Alves de Sousa and Jos{\'e} Wellington de Oliveira Lima and Richard D. Pearson},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={1992},
  volume={166 5},
  pages={1124-32}
}
Epidemiologic aspects of the relationship between infection with Leishmania chagasi and development of clinical visceral leishmaniasis (VL) were studied in all children < 11 years old in a defined, endemic, rural area of the state of Ceará in northeast Brazil. Antileishmanial antibodies were measured in the same subjects by ELISA on six occasions between May 1987 and August 1989. Seroconversion was documented during this period in 108 children, with a cumulative annual incidence of 4.6%. Twelve… CONTINUE READING

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