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Temporal, spatial and spatiotemporal analysis of the occurrence of visceral leishmaniasis in humans in the City of Birigui, State of Sao Paulo, from 1999 to 2012

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Vieira, Carolina Portugal [1] ; Oliveira, Agda Maria [2] ; Colebrusco Rodas, Lilian Aparecida [3, 4] ; Dibo, Margareth Regina [5] ; Guirado, Marluci Monteiro [5] ; Neto, Francisco Chiaravalloti [6]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Escola Enfermagem, Curso Grad Enfermagem, BR-01246904 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, FSP, Programa Posgrad Saude Publ, BR-01246904 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Univ Estadual Paulista, Programa Posgrad Ciencia Anim, Aracatuba, SP - Brazil
[4] Secretaria Estado Saude Sao Paulo, Aracatuba, SP - Brazil
[5] Secretaria Estado Saude Sao Paulo, Lab Vetores Sao Jose de Rio Preto, Sao Jose Do Rio Preto, SP - Brazil
[6] Univ Sao Paulo, FSP, Dept Epidemiol, BR-01246904 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 6
Document type: Journal article
Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical; v. 47, n. 3, p. 350-358, MAY-JUN 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 11

Introduction: In 1999, Birigui and Aracatuba were the first municipalities in the State of So Paulo to present autochthonous cases of visceral leishmaniasis in humans (VLH). The aim of this study was to describe the temporal, spatial and spatiotemporal behaviors of VLH in Birigui. Methods: Secondary data were obtained from the Notifiable Diseases Information System from 1999 to 2012. The incidence, mortality and case fatality rates by sex and age were calculated. The cases of VLH were geocoded and grouped according to census tracts. Local empirical Bayesian incidence rates were calculated. The existence of spatial and spatiotemporal clusters was investigated using SaTScan software. Results: There were 156 confirmed cases of autochthonous VLH. The incidence rate was higher in the 0-4-year-old children, and the mortality and case fatality rates were higher in people aged 60 years and older. The peaks of incidence occurred in 2006 and 2011. The Bayesian rates identified the presence of VLH in all of the census tracts in the municipality; however, spatial and spatiotemporal clusters were found in the central area of the municipality. Conclusions: Birigui, located in the Aracatuba region, has recently experienced increasing numbers of VLH cases; this increase is contrary to the behavior observed over the entire region, which has shown a decreasing trend in the number of VLH cases. The observations that the highest incidence is in children 0-4 years old and the highest mortality is in people 60 years and older are in agreement with the expected patterns of VLH. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/20279-1 - Spatial analysis of the occurrence of American visceral leishmaniasis in São Paulo State, Brazil
Grantee:Francisco Chiaravalloti Neto
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 12/17564-1 - Spatial analysis of the occurrence of American Visceral Leishmaniasis in the city of Birigui, São Paulo - Brazil
Grantee:Carolina Portugal Vieira
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation