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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 96, No. s1, 2001, pp. 169-172
Bioline Code: oc01170
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 96, No. s1, 2001, pp. 169-172

 en SHORT COMMUNICATION - Specific Situations Related to Acute Schistosomiasis in Pernambuco, Brazil
Constança Simões Barbosa; Silvia Maria Lucena Montenegro; Frederico Guilherme Coutinho Abath & Ana Lúcia Coutinho Domingues


The present work reports on two epidemiological episodes resulting in acute schistosomiasis involving wealthy persons living in the State of Pernambuco, Brazil. The authors discuss the epidemiological, clinical and serologic characteristics of the acute infections and also the way in which the conditions for transmission occurred.

acute schistosomiasis, environmental epidemiology, snail vectors, Pernambuco, Brazil

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