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Mortality of Chagas' disease in Brazil: spatial patterns and definition of high-risk areas.

Authors
  • Martins-Melo, Francisco Rogerlândio
  • Ramos, Alberto Novaes Jr
  • Alencar, Carlos Henrique
  • Lange, Wolfram
  • Heukelbach, Jorg
Type
Published Article
Journal
Tropical Medicine & International Health
Publisher
Wiley (Blackwell Publishing)
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2012
Volume
17
Issue
9
Pages
1066–1075
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3156.2012.03043.x
PMID: 22809055
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This study defined geographical priority areas for the management of Chagas' disease and consequently reducing disease-associated mortality in Brazil. Different spatial-analytical approaches can be integrated to provide data for planning, monitoring and evaluating specific intervention measures.

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