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Mattos, D., Mota, S.  & Dreyer, G.

ASPECTS OF THE SOCIAL REALITIES OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS SEEN AT A REFERENCE SERVICE FOR BANCROFTIAN FILARIASIS IN RECIFE, STATE OF PERNAMBUCO

Revista Brasileira de Medicina Tropical 41(1):29-35, jan-fev, 2008.

ABSTRACT

The authors report on aspects of the social realities of children and adolescents living in Jaboatão dos Guararapes, State of Pernambuco, who were diagnosed with Bancroftian filariasis infection and were treated at the Filariasis Teaching, Research and Care Center of the Federal University of
Pernambuco (Health Sciences Center), which is a tertiary-level reference service for filariasis. The patients’ housing conditions were quantified and classified as subhuman, with a direct relationship with the maintenance of Bancroftian filariasis transmission, and the authors highlight the need for
political decisions regarding the implementation of basic sanitation projects.