Cadernos de Saúde Pública
versão impressa ISSN 0102-311X
COELHO, Giovanini Evelim; VIEIRA, João Batista F.; GARCIA-ZAPATA, Marco Tulio A. e SCHUERTZ, Joana Claudete M.. Identifying areas of epidemiological stratification in an onchocerciasis focus in Yanomami territory, Roraima, Brazil. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 1998, vol.14, n.3, pp. 607-611. ISSN 0102-311X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X1998000300017.
In this paper, aimed at suitable planning, analysis, and follow-up of treatment, control, and eradication in a human onchocerciasis program, were studied 27 geographic areas and examined 3,974 inhabitants. Four epidemiological areas with different prevalences were identified and stratified.
Palavras-chave : Onchocerciasis; Onchocerca volvulus; Ivermectin; South American Indians; Epidemiology.