Cadernos de Saúde Pública
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WANDERLEY, Dalva Marli Valério et al. Malária no Estado de São Paulo: avaliação de aspectos da vigilância epidemiológica. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 1989, vol.5, n.3, pp. 296-304. ISSN 0102-311X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X1989000300006.
Epidemiological data from malaria in São Paulo State referring to 1985 and 1986 are presented. The authors selected from the epidemiological investigation card an information for the evaluation on the time since the begining of the first symptoms up to the date of the blood slide examination and the date of the begining of the treatment. These data were put together according to some categories named: "kind of search". It was considered in this evaluation some information as: the kind of malaria diagnosed, the existence of prior malaria and the use of another health care before the malaria confirmation by Superintendência de Controle de Endemias (SUCEN). The authors concluded that between the informations studied the existence of prior malaria is the main factor that influences on the different period of times from the begining of first symptoms and malaria diagnose.
Keywords : Malária; Epidemiologia.