Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia
On-line version ISSN 1980-5497
CHAGAS, Andrezza Campos et al. American Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (ACL) in a mining village - Pitinga, Amazonas, Brazil. Rev. bras. epidemiol. [online]. 2006, vol.9, n.2, pp. 186-192. ISSN 1980-5497. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1415-790X2006000200005.
The village of Pitinga, Presidente Figueiredo, AM, is a mining area and endemic for American Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (ACL). The village is the administrative office of the mine and where mining workers live. This study presents the profile of ACL in the 2000-2004 period. The highest prevalence of ACL occurs in male individuals with forest-related activities. The reduction in the number of ACL cases in the study area was not observed in the municipality and the state, a fact probably related to the disease control measures put into practice in the area.
Keywords : Cutaneous Leishmaniasis; Epidemiology; Pitinga; Amazonas.