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Dengue fever spatial distribution in in cities of São Paulo state

Grant number: 14/23556-7
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2015
Effective date (End): January 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Collective Health - Public Health
Principal Investigator:Luiz Fernando Costa Nascimento
Grantee:Fernanda Pires Cecchetti Vaz
Host Institution: Instituto Básico de Biociências (IBB). Universidade de Taubaté (UNITAU). Taubaté , SP, Brazil


Dengue is a disease caused by viruses of the genus Flavivirus, which has four serotypes: DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3 and DEN-4; and is transmitted by the mosquito Aedes aegypti. In Brazil usually occurs in warm months from January to June, with peaks from March to May, and is a public health problem. The most severe form of the disease is bleeding, which can lead to death. This project aims to identify spatial patterns of dengue incidence in the state of São Paulo in 2011. An ecological and exploratory study will be carried out with data from new cases of dengue, obtained from the Information System for Notifiable Diseases (Sinan), in more than 600 municipalities in the state of São Paulo in 2011, and these data will be obtained month month from January to July, to identify the spread of dengue. Moran index, which measures the spatial dependence of municipalities with dengue cases will be calculated; and also the values of the local Moran will be obtained to identify areas with high priority for intervention. Terra View program for construction of thematic maps with rates and Kernel map will be used to identify areas of higher density rates in the state.

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