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Emerg Infect Dis. 2009 Apr;15(4):650-2. doi: 10.3201/eid1504.081378.

Spatial distribution of leprosy in the Amazon region of Brazil.

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Federal Ministry of Health, Rio de Janeiro, 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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19331763
PMCID:
PMC2671445
DOI:
10.3201/eid1504.081378
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