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Spacial risk distribution of dengue fever in Amparo - SP, Southeast Brazil

Grant number: 12/18877-3
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2012
Effective date (End): January 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Collective Health - Epidemiology
Principal researcher:Ricardo Carlos Cordeiro
Grantee:Alcir Escocia Dorigatti
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Médicas (FCM). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


Dengue is an important public health problem in the world, and the most important arboviral disease that affects humans. Control measures and surveillance actions have proven ineffective in most Brazilian cities, revealing the complexity of the disease in human populations and the difficulty of its control. Epidemics of this disease may present peculiar characteristics in areas with distinct ecological, economic, social and cultural patterns. The spatial data analysis offers a set of tools that help to enhance the understanding of the spread of Aedes aegypti and dengue, as well as to identify risky situations. They are instruments that guide decision-making, enabling a more accurate analysis of the occurrence of the disease in heterogeneous urban areas, which qualifies and increases the accuracy of the control actions. Thus, the study aims to map and quantify the distribution of the risk of dengue in the city of Amparo, located on the interior of the state of São Paulo, with about 65 thousand inhabitants, which will serve to analyze interventions in cities with similar characteristics. (AU)

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