Importancia y características epidemiológicas de las enfermedades venéreas
This article begins by defining such terms as "real incidence," "reported incidence in morbidity," and "prevalence," the situation in the United States being taken as a reference point. It examines the extent of the problem, the means of assessing it; the increse in venereal diseases, as shown by statistics, both in the region and throughout the world, as well as the consequences of venereal diseases for the family, for society, and for marital relationship, the shortcomings of both the case-reporting and control activities. The chapter on epidemiological characteristics discusses the geographical distribution of the diseases, urban-rural diferentials, mobility, age, sex and socio-economic factors. Although the exact extent of the world problem is not known and defects in case reporting hamper the compilation of reliable statistics, some significant data area available. A comparison of the syphilis and gonorrhea rates per 100,000 population in the Americas, 1959-1962, shows that in 1962 the syphilis rate for North, Middle, and South America were 64, 77 and 48 respectively. Since then there has been a slight increase in North America probably due to intensified case-finding activities. There has been an improved trend in the number of reported cases of gonorrhea in all three regions. Current morbidity data in the United States indicate a somewhat higher syphilis prevalence and venereal
The inportance and epidemiological characteristics of venereal diseases
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Status of the problem of venereal diseases and of venereal diseases control program in the Americas Pan American Health Organization (1966)Pan American Sanitary Conference, 17. Pan American Health Organization; Sep.26-Oct.7, 1966