Migration and urban schistosomiasis. The case of São Lourenço da Mata, northeast of Brazil.

@article{Ximenes2000MigrationAU,
  title={Migration and urban schistosomiasis. The case of S{\~a}o Lourenço da Mata, northeast of Brazil.},
  author={Ricardo Arraes de Alencar Ximenes and Brian Southgate and Peter G Smith and Leonardo Guimar{\~a}es Neto},
  journal={Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo},
  year={2000},
  volume={42 4},
  pages={209-17}
}
A population-based case-control design was used to investigate the association between migration, urbanisation and schistosomiasis in the Metropolitan Region of Recife, Northeast of Brazil. 1022 cases and 994 controls, aged 10 to 25, were selected. The natives and the migrants who come from endemic areas have a similar risk of infection. On the other hand, the risk of infection of migrants from nonendemic areas seems to be related with the time elapsed since their arrival in São Lourenço da… CONTINUE READING
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