Historical analysis of the records of sylvan yellow fever in the State of Amazonas, Brazil, from 1996 to 2009.

Autor(es): Saraiva Maria das Graças Gomes; Amorim Raul Diniz Souza; Moura Marco Antonio Sabóia; Santos Eyde Cristianne Saraiva dos; Sampaio Leonidas Sales; Barbosa Maria das Graças Vale; Buhrer-Sékula Samira

Resumo: Yellow fever is a non-contagious infectious disease, highly lethal, transmitted by the Aedes, Haemagogus and Sabethes. Descriptive retrospective study of the yellow fever cases in Amazonas, between 1996 and 2009. Forty two cases of yellow fever were confirmed, with 30 deaths, 10% of which were foreigners. The presence of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus in both rural Amazonas and its capital demonstrates the dispersion of these vectors and underscores the need for better and continuous epidemiological and entomological control.

Palavras-Chave: Epidemiological aspects; Spatial analysis; Vaccine

Imprenta: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, v. 46, n. 2, p. 223-226, 2013

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1590/0037-8682-1573-2013.

Descritores: Aedes aegypti - Pathogenesis ; Aedes aegypti - Viral infections ; Aedes aegypti - Transmission ; Aedes aegypti - Epidemiology ; Aedes aegypti - Public health

Data de publicação: 2013