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Document Type: Artigo
Title: Epidemiological aspects of schistosomiasis in workers of the Movement of Landless Rural Workers
Authors: Oliveira, Genilde Gomes de
Silva, Ângela Maria da
Jesus, Amélia Maria Ribeiro de
Nunes, Marco Antônio Prado
Conceição, Jenisson Oliveira
Costa, Flávia Oliveira
Araújo, José Fernandes de
Melo, Enaldo Vieira de
Issue Date: Aug-2013
Abstract: Introduction: Schistosomiasis is endemic in 74 countries and is considered a serious public health problem in some locations. Methods: A transverse study was performed of 13 landless settlements in southern Sergipe from February to December 2009. The study included 822 settlers, of whom 601 underwent stool testing. Results: The prevalence of schistosomiasis in landless workers was 4.3%. The population has a low education level, and basic sanitation services are not available to all residents. Conclusions: The prevalence of schistosomiasis was low in the population and among different settlements, possibly because of different forms of water use by the settlers.
Keywords: Schistosoma mansoni
Parasitas intestinais
Saneamento básico
Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra
ISSN: 0037-8682
Publisher / Institution : Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
Citation: OLIVEIRA, G. G. et al. Epidemiological aspects of schistosomiasis in workers of the Movement of Landless Rural Workers. Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, Uberaba, v. 46, n. 4, jul./ago. 2013. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 21 fev. 2014.
License: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License
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