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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Controle da esquistossomose mansônica em área de baixa transmissao
Title Alternative: Control of schistosomiasis mansoni in a low transmission area
Author: Dias, Luiz Candido de Souza
Marçal Júnior, Oswaldo
Glasser, Carmen Moreno
Kanamura, Hermínia Yoko
Hotta, Luiz Koodi
Abstract: The schistosomiasis is transmitted by Biomphalaria tenagophila in our study area (Pedro de Toledo, Sao Paulo, Brazil). From 1980 to 1990 epidemiological surveys in a population of 4.000 inhabitants, has shown that: prevalence Kato-Katz (KKT), immunofluorescence (FT) and intradermal (IDT) techniques were 22.8%, 55.5% and 51.8% respectively; intensity of infection was low, 58.5 eggs per gram of faeces (epg); there were no symptomatic cases; prevalences were higher in mates, children and rural zone; index of potential contamination was 57.5% in the age group 5 to 20 years; 2/3 of patients were autochtonous; cases were no-randomly aggregated; transmission was focal and only 0.4% of snails were infected; water contacts through recreation showed the most important odds ratio; knowledge, attitudes and practices were satisfatory. From the epidemiological control findings a control programme was carried out; yearly faeces exams, chemotherapy, molluscocide, health education and sanitation. Thus, the prevalence decreased sharply to 3.3% and intensity of infection to 30.3 epg; the incidence rates ranged between 0.4% and 2.5% annualy; the sanitation became better and the youngsters were the main target in prophylaxis. To improve control, immunodiagnosis has to be conducted and the involvment of the population should be increase. However, we cannot forget that re-infection and the involvment of the population should be increase. However, we cannot forget that re-infection, therapeutic failure, etc, could play a major role in the maintnance this residual prevalence.
Subject: schistosomiasis
Schistosoma mansoni
control
Editor: Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Ministério da Saúde
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0074-02761992000800036
Address: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0074-02761992000800036
http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0074-02761992000800036
Date Issue: 1-Jan-1992
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