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Title: The epidemiology and household distribution of seroreactivity to Trypanosoma Cruzi in a rural community in Northeast Brazil
Authors: Mott, Keneth E.
Lehman Junior, J. S.
Hoff, Rodney
Morrow, Richard H.
Muniz, Tacito M.
Sherlock, Ítalo Rodrigues de Araújo
Draper, C. C.
Pugliese, Celso
Guimarães, Armênio Costa
Affilliation: Harvard School of Public Health. Department of Tropical Public Health. Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Harvard School of Public Health. Department of Tropical Public Health. Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Harvard School of Public Health. Department of Tropical Public Health. Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Harvard School of Public Health. Department of Tropical Public Health. Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Instituto Nacional de Endemias Rurais. Salvador, BA, Brasil / Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Gonçalo Moniz. Salvador, BA, Brasil.
Instituto Nacional de Endemias Rurais. Salvador, BA, Brasil / Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Gonçalo Moniz. Salvador, BA, Brasil.
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. London, England.
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. London, England.
Federal University of Bahia. Faculdade de Medicina. Salvador, BA, Brasil.
Abstract: The prevalence rates and household distribution of seroreactivity to Trypanosoma cruzi by complement fixation (CF) and indirect immunofluorescent antibody methods werw determined in a population of 1,087 persons living in a rural area endemic for Chagas' disease in northeast Brazil. There was a gradual rise in the rate of seropositivity to 60%, but declined age 20. Between ages 20 and 55 the prevalence rate remained at bout 60%, but declined age 20.
Keywords: Trypanosoma cruzi
Rural population
Rural areas
Epiddemiology
Chagas disease
Seropositivity
Brazil
keywords: Trypanosoma cruzi
Comunidade rural
Área rural
Epidemiologia
Doença de Chagas
Soropositividade
Brasil
Issue Date: 1976
Publisher: American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Citation: MOTT, K. E. et al. The epidemiology and household distribution of seroreactivity to Trypanosoma Cruzi in a rural community in Northeast Brazil. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, v. 25, n. 4, p. 552-562, 1976.
DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.1976.25.552
ISSN: 0002-9637
Copyright: restricted access
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