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Spatial analysis and modeling of Visceral Leishmaniasis in cities of São Paulo, Brazil

Grant number: 18/08964-2
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): August 11, 2018
Effective date (End): February 10, 2019
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Geography
Principal researcher:Raul Borges Guimarães
Grantee:Patricia Sayuri Silvestre Matsumoto
Supervisor abroad: Archie Campbell Adair Clements
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Presidente Prudente. Presidente Prudente , SP, Brazil
Research place: Curtin University, Australia  
Associated to the scholarship:14/27070-1 - Spatial and epidemiological patterns about visceral leishmaniasis in Presidente Prudente, Araçatuba and Votuporanga - SP: a geographical integrated vision, BP.DR


Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a severe disease that affects thousands of people around the world yearly (WHO, 2016). In Brazil, VL is a zoonosis and represents a huge public health problem with high incidence rates and is spreading to new geographical areas. In São Paulo state, the first cases of the disease occurred in 1999. As of this year, cities in São Paulo have registered human and canine cases, especially the latter. Therefore, the aim of this project is to study different kinds of models, utilized for infectious-parasitic diseases research. It will help to deeper understand the spatial distribution of VL, and predict critical areas of the disease. This will be achieved via spatial analysis dependence based on an application of mathematic-statistical and computational techniques in Geographical Information System (GIS). We intend to study predictive models and spatial patterns. (AU)

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