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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/22675


Title: RESEARCH NOTE - Surveillance Using Molecular Tools: Examples from Brazil
Authors: Vicente, Ana Carolina Paulo
Momen, Hooman
Keywords: surveillance - HIV2 - Vibrio - cholera - Leishmania - Escherichia coli
Issue Date: 31-Dec-1998
Publisher: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
Citation: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz (ISSN: 1678-8060) Vol 93 Num 5
Abstract: Brazil presents particular problems for surveillance of infectious diseases. These include its continental size, uneven distribution of resources, difficulty of communication and access in some of the more remote areas, as well as large areas covered by tropical rain-forests. Surveillance for infectious diseases in Brazil has traditionally been carried out in a passive manner by government authorities or as individual initiatives. Most effort has been directed in the collecting and tabulating of data on notifiable infections. A limited amount of laboratory support has been available for the isolation and identification of the etiological agents. More recently molecular methods have been introduced in the analysis of these data.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/22675
Other Identifiers: http://www.bioline.org.br/abstract?id=oc98133
Rights: Copyright 1998 Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz - Fiocruz
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