timeliness

Investigation of a malaria outbreak in a highly endemic city - Par, Brazil, 2009.

Abstract Text:

Background: On October 2009 the Brazilian National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) was notified of an increase of malaria cases in Anajs, located in the Amazon region. The average Parasite Incidence Rate (PIR: malaria positive smears/population) from 2003 to 2008 was 478/1,000 inhabitants. We performed an investigation to confirm the outbreak, describe the timeliness of case detection and treatment, and recommend control measures.

Year: 
2009
Author (s): 

Authors: Gilmara L. Nascimento1, A. Castro1, A. N_brega1, W. Araujo1, M. N_brega2 1. Brazilian Field Epidemiology Training Program (EPISUS), Center for Strategic Information and Response in Health Surveillance (CIEVS), Department of Epidemiological S

Presenter (s): 
Ms. GILMARA NASCIMENTO
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