Epidemiology of Leptospirosis: Cases from 2011 to 2015 in the Brazilian Northern Region

R.S. Rezende, Y. Barcelos, T.V.F. Laurindo, C.A.G.M. Dias, E. Oliveira, I.L.A. Utzig, A.A. Fecury
2016 Biota Amazônia  
Leptospirosis is an emerging multisystem infectious zoonosis caused by the pathogenic bacteria characterized by a large spectrum of clinical manifestations. Human infection. To analyze the epidemiology of leptospirosis (listed cases between 2011 and 2015) in the cities and states of the brazilian northern region by: age, gender and education. Cross-sectional, descriptive and retrospective study with secondary data from 2011 to 2015 obtained in DATASUS, by gender, education and age. Data were
more » ... anized and tabulated in Microsoft Excel® 2007 spreadsheets. The project was included in the Platform Brazil and submitted to the Ethics Committee of the Federal University of Amapá with a favorable opinion, CAAE 56180616.1.0000.0003. It was found 4813 notifications predominantly in male gender at Acre, Rio Branco; the age group was between 15 and 39 years old, with elementary education. The reported cases are still considerable, demonstrating the need for public health measures to improve disease prevention in educational, structural and even occupational levels.
doi:10.18561/2179-5746/biotaamazonia.v6n4p94-99 fatcat:trlrlkj3jzfjfdutb7agkihhmy