Spatial Vulnerability to Dengue in a Brazilian Urban Area During a 7-Year Surveillance

  title={Spatial Vulnerability to Dengue in a Brazilian Urban Area During a 7-Year Surveillance},
  author={Maria Cristina de Mattos Almeida and Waleska Teixeira Caiaffa and Renato Martins Assunç{\~a}o and Fernando Augusto Proietti},
  journal={Journal of Urban Health},
This study considers the vulnerability of the urban area of the City of Belo Horizonte to dengue. A total number of 89,607 cases registered in the surveillance system from 1996 to 2002 were analyzed. Seven epidemic waves were identified during this period. Cases were grouped into 2,563 census areas, and three risk categories were proposed based on how many times each area reached a threshold established for each epidemic wave. The association between the risk categories and the socioeconomic… CONTINUE READING
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