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Coutinho, A., Medeiros, Z., and Dreyer, G.

HISTORY OF LYMPHATIC FILARIASIS IN PERNAMBUCO. I. EPIDEMIOLOGIC AND CONTROL ASPECTS.

Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical , 29(6): 607-612, 1996. (Portuguese)

SUMMARY

This paper is a review of lymphatic bancroftian filariasis in the State of Pernambuco , Brazil . It shows the reports have existed since the 1 st decade of the century. Knowledge of the disease in several areas during different periods makes a retrospective analyses very interesting, particularly in Great Recife. It is in the city that the epidemiological and control aspects of the diseases are examinations in details.