Spatiotemporal Patterns of Schistosomiasis-Related Deaths, Brazil, 2000-2011

Emerg Infect Dis. 2015 Oct;21(10):1820-3. doi: 10.3201/eid2110.141438.


We analyzed spatiotemporal patterns of 8,756 schistosomiasis-related deaths in Brazil during 2000-2011 and identified high-risk clusters of deaths, mainly in highly schistosomiasis-endemic areas along the coast of Brazil's Northeast Region. Schistosomiasis remains a neglected public health problem with a high number of deaths in disease-endemic and emerging focal areas.

Keywords: Brazil; Schistosoma; Schistosomiasis; ecological study; epidemiology; mortality; parasites; spatial analysis; trematodes; vector-borne infections.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Brazil / epidemiology
  • Endemic Diseases*
  • Humans
  • Public Health / methods*
  • Schistosomiasis / epidemiology
  • Schistosomiasis / transmission*
  • Spatio-Temporal Analysis