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Spatial distribution of leprosy in the Amazon region of Brazil.

Abstract

To detect areas with increased case-detection rates, we used spatial scan statistics to identify 5 of 10 clusters of leprosy in the Amazon region of Brazil. Despite increasing economic development, population growth, and road infrastructure, leprosy is endemic to this region, which is a source of case exportation to other parts of Brazil.

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Penna ML F
Oliveira MLWD
Penna G
Year of Publication
2009
Journal
Emerging infectious diseases
Volume
15
Issue
4
Number of Pages
650-2
Date Published
2009 Apr
Language
eng
ISSN Number
1080-6059
DOI
10.3201/eid1504.081378
Alternate Journal
Emerging Infect. Dis.
Publication Language
eng