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Revista Paraense de Medicina

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RENAULT, Carlos Silva et al. Malaria's epidemiology situacion in the city of Belem - Para. Rev. Para. Med. [online]. 2007, vol.21, n.3, pp.19-24. ISSN 0101-5907.

OBJECTIVE: estimate malaria's epidemiologic situation in the city of Belem-Para within 2004 and 2005. METHOD: the data were obtained from malaria's annual summaries in Belem elaborated by the Control Program of Malaria/ Department for Health Monitoring. It was identified 23,146 suspicious cases of malaria in 2004 and 21,344 in 2005 that constituted the samples of this research and the results were submitted to statistics analysis. RESULTS: it was verified the prevalence of 6.7% positive cases in 2004 and 6.3% in 2005; with 42.0% autoctones cases in 2004 and 26.9% in 2005; 64.1% detected by active search in 2004 and 70.0% in 2005; predominating in the localities of Cotijuba (51.0%) and Bonfim (27.7%) in 2004 and Bonfim (67.8%) in 2005; all the cases had as etiologic agent the Plasmodium vivax (100.0%) in both years. CONCLUSION: Malaria's epidemiologic situation in Belem-Para within 2004 and 2005 was characterized as having a relatively low prevalence; the aloctones cases were the predominant type; the autoctones cases were detected mainly by active search; the majority of the cases were in the localities of Bonfim and Cotijuba in 2004 and Bonfim in 2005; had as etiologic agent the Plasmodium vivax.

Keywords : Malaria; epidemiology; infectum-contagious illnesses; paludismo; Plasmodium.

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