Cadernos de Saúde Pública
On-line version ISSN 1678-4464
COURA-FILHO, Pedro. Schistosomiasis mansoni occurrence in urban territory. 1. A case study of a peripheral urban area in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 1997, vol.13, n.2, pp. 245-255. ISSN 1678-4464. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X1997000200014.
This article characterizes the etiological conditions for schistosomiasis mansoni in the urban portion of the Greater Metropolitan Area of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais. Knowledge about this endemic disease is discussed with a clinical focus on subjects who lived in endemic areas from 1946 to 1994, taking into account the specific indicators for the endemic disease according to the measures adopted in its control.
Keywords : Schistosomiasis; Urbanization; Schistosoma mansoni; Epidemiology; Public Health.