2006
DOI: 10.1093/ije/dyl072
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Socioeconomic, environmental, and behavioural risk factors for leprosy in North-east Brazil: results of a case–control study

Abstract: Except for BCG vaccination, variables that remained significant in the hierarchical analysis are cultural or linked to poverty. They may act on different levels of the transmission of Mycobacterium leprae and/or the progress from infection to disease. These findings give credit to the hypothesis that person-to-person is not the only form of M. leprae transmission, and that indirect transmission might occur, and other reservoirs should exist outside the human body.

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“…However, such findings have not been confirmed by other researchers (Deps et al 2003, Kerr-Pontes et al 2006, Clark et al 2008.…”
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confidence: 68%
“…However, such findings have not been confirmed by other researchers (Deps et al 2003, Kerr-Pontes et al 2006, Clark et al 2008.…”
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confidence: 68%
“…Brazil is about to reach the World Health Organization's target of control, but 535 municipalities are still classified as hyperendemic, with CDRs higher than 40/100,000 inhabitants 8 . The geographical distribution of leprosy is uneven and the disease persists in regions with higher levels of poverty and malnutrition, showing a close relationship with precarious conditions of living, low educational level, social inequality, and also with migratory movements 9,10 .…”
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“…Alguns estudos realizados na região Nordeste do Brasil, mais especificamente no Ceará, vêm contribuindo para uma maior compreensão desse aspecto da epidemiologia da doença. Municípios com maior desigualdade social apresentaram os maiores coeficientes de detecção e de prevalência de hanseníase, reforçando que indicadores sócio-econômicos e ambientais também se mostram importantes preditores da hanseníase (7)(8)(9)(10) . Portanto, estudos relacionados aos aspectos epidemiológicos e operacionais da hanseníase, uma doença expressa em territórios e populações negligenciados, principalmente nas periferias dos grandes centros urbanos são totalmente justificados.…”
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