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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical

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Abstract

SARAIVA, Maria das Graças Gomes et al. Historical analysis of the records of sylvan yellow fever in the State of Amazonas, Brazil, from 1996 to 2009. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2013, vol.46, n.2, pp.223-226. ISSN 0037-8682.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-1573-2013.

Introduction

Yellow fever is a non-contagious infectious disease, highly lethal, transmitted by the Aedes, Haemagogus and Sabethes.

Methods

Descriptive retrospective study of the yellow fever cases in Amazonas, between 1996 and 2009.

Results

Forty two cases of yellow fever were confirmed, with 30 deaths, 10% of which were foreigners.

Conclusions

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.

Keywords : Epidemiological aspects; Spatial analysis; Vaccine.

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