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Binational burden of American cutaneous leishmaniasis in Oiapoque, Amapá State, Brazil, bordering French Guiana

Abstract : INTRODUCTION American cutaneous leishmaniasis (ACL) is regarded as a public health problem in the Oiapoque basin, between Brazil and French Guiana. METHODS Data on ACL occurrence/epidemiological profile and etiology were sourced from Brazilian health services and a reference laboratory. Rainfall correlation was also analyzed. RESULTS Majority of the ACL cases were observed in adult men working as gold miners. ACL incidence peaks appeared to be linked to periods 2 months after the dry season. Migratory flow was found to be a non-negligible complicating factor in epidemiological surveillance. CONCLUSIONS Binational strategies are required to minimize exposure for high-risk populations.
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Thiago Vasconcelos-Dos-Santos, Raimunda Cleide Gonçalves Chaves, Ghislaine Prévot, Fernando Tobias Silveira, Marinete Marins Póvoa, et al.. Binational burden of American cutaneous leishmaniasis in Oiapoque, Amapá State, Brazil, bordering French Guiana. Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical - SBMT, 2019, 52, ⟨10.1590/0037-8682-0256-2018⟩. ⟨hal-03282680⟩

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