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This paper reports an outbreak of acute schistosomiasis among 38 tourists who rented a country house in the district of Igarapé, the metropolitan region of Belo Horizonte, Brazil, during a holiday period in 2006. A total number of 32 individuals were positive for Schistosoma mansoni. Results of...

Author(s)
Enk, M. J.; Amaral, G. L.; Costa e Silva, M. F.; Silveira-Lemos, D.; Teixeira-Carvalho, A.; Martins Filho, O. A.; Correa-Oliveira, R.; Gazinnelli, G.; Coelho, P. M. Z.; Massara, C. L.
Publisher
Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Citation
Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, 2010, 105, 4, pp 537-540
Abstract

This paper discusses schistosomiasis transmission in São José da Serra, a village with a population of 500 in the county of Jaboticatubas, Minas Gerais State, Brazil. The area receives thousands of visitors a year for ecotourism. The study was motivated by a case of acute schistosomiasis involving...

Author(s)
Massara, C. L.; Amaral, G. L.; Caldeira, R. L.; Drummond, S. C.; Enk, M. J.; Carvalho, O. dos S.
Publisher
Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Citation
Cadernos de Saúde Pública, 2008, 24, 7, pp 1709-1712