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Decentralized control of human visceral leishmaniasis in endemic urban areas of Brazil: a literature review

Overview of attention for article published in Tropical Medicine & Health, April 2016
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Title
Decentralized control of human visceral leishmaniasis in endemic urban areas of Brazil: a literature review
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Tropical Medicine & Health, April 2016
DOI 10.1186/s41182-016-0011-z
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Sonia S. Menon, Rodolfo Rossi, Leon Nshimyumukiza, Kate Zinszer

Abstract

Human migration and concomitant HIV infections are likely to bring about major changes in the epidemiology of some parasitic infections in Brazil. Human visceral leishmaniasis (HVL) control is particularly fraught with intricacies. It is against a backdrop of decentralized health care that the complex HVL control initiatives are brought to bear. This comprehensive review aims to explore the obstacles facing decentralized HVL control in urban endemic areas in Brazil. A literature search was carried out in December 2015 by means of three databases: MEDLINE, Google Scholar, and Web of Science. Although there have been many strides that have been made in elucidating the eco-epidemiology of Leishmania infantum, which forms the underpinnings of the national control program, transmission risk factors for HVL are still insufficiently elucidated in urban settings. Decentralized HVL epidemiological surveillance and control for animal reservoirs and vectors may compromise sustainability. In addition, it may hamper timely human HVL case management. With the burgeoning of the HIV-HVL co-infection, the potential human transmission may be underestimated. HVL is a disease with focal transmission at a critical juncture, which warrants that the bottlenecks facing the control program within contexts of decentralized healthcare systems be taken into account. In addition, HIV-driven HVL epidemics may substantially increase the transmission potential of the human reservoir. Calculating the basic reproductive number to fine-tune interventions will have to take into consideration the specific socio-economic development context.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Uruguay 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 116 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 21 18%
Student > Bachelor 15 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 13 11%
Researcher 12 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 9%
Other 25 21%
Unknown 21 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 22 19%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 19 16%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 10 8%
Immunology and Microbiology 10 8%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 8 7%
Other 20 17%
Unknown 29 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 July 2016.
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#3,903,190
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