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Epidemiologia e Serviços de Saúde

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OLIVEIRA, Emília Carolle Azevedo de et al. Investigation of schistosomiasis cases and deaths in the city of Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil, 2005-2013. Epidemiol. Serv. Saúde [online]. 2018, vol.27, n.4, e2017190.  Epub Nov 16, 2018. ISSN 1679-4974.


to describe schistosomiasis cases and deaths among residents of the city of Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil, from 2005 to 2013.


this was a descriptive epidemiological study using data from the Mortality Information System (SIM) (2005-2013) and the Notifiable Diseases Information System (SINAN) (2007-2013); active tracing of the relatives of the dead was undertaken and probabilistic linkage of the databases (2007-2013) was performed using the Reclink program.


297 schistosomiasis deaths were recorded on the SIM system; through active tracing, 130 relatives were contacted and 20.8% autochthony was identified; 388 cases resident in Recife were registered on the SINAN system; through probabilistic linkage, 23 matching records were identified on SIM and SINAN.


investigation of deaths showed that some individuals had never traveled outside Recife and progressed to the chronic stage of the disease; 23.8% of the cases registered on SINAN had Recife as the municipality in which infection occurred.

Keywords : Schistosomiasis; Health Information Systems; Death; Epidemiology, Descriptive.

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