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Revista Pan-Amazônica de Saúde

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MEDEIROS, Jansen Fernandes; PESSOA, Felipe Arley Costa; RODRIGUES, Moreno Souza  e  MARTINS, Marilaine. Epidemiological snapshot of the mansonelliasis infection in the Amazonian riverine communities in two contiguous municipalities of Solimões river, Amazonas State, Brazil. Rev Pan-Amaz Saude [online]. 2015, vol.6, n.2, pp.83-87. ISSN 2176-6223.

This study was conducted to gather updated information on the occurrence of Mansonella ozzardi in Codajas, and report new information about filaria found in the riverine communities of Coari, Amazonas State, Brazil. The prevalence (thick blood smear) of infection was 9.4% and 22.0% in Codajas and Coari, respectively. Men (17.1%) had a higher prevalence than women (11.2%) (ANOVA χ2 = -4.93; p = 0.02); and the rates significantly increased with age (ANOVA χ2 = -11.51; p < 0.001) and in certain occupations such as farming/fishing (29.2%) and retired (27.6%). Municipalities located in the Solimoes river have attracted large numbers of migrant workers due to oil and gas exploration in the area, and this may facilitate the spread of filariasis to other non-endemic areas.

Palavras-chave : Mansonelliasis; Mansonella; Epidemiological Profile.

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