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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical

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SILVA, Maria do Socorro da et al. Spatial-temporal analysis of dengue deaths: identifying social vulnerabilities. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2017, vol.50, n.1, pp.104-109. ISSN 1678-9849.


Currently, dengue fever, chikungunya fever, and zika virus represent serious public health issues in Brazil, despite efforts to control the vector, the Aedes aegypti mosquito.


This was a descriptive and ecological study of dengue deaths occurring from 2002 to 2013 in São Luis, Maranhão, Brazil. Geoprocessing software was used to draw maps, linking the geo-referenced deaths with urban/social data at census tract level.


There were 74 deaths, concentrated in areas of social vulnerability.


The use of geo-technology tools pointed to a concentration of dengue deaths in specific intra-urban areas.

Palavras-chave : Dengue fever; Death; Spatial analysis.

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