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dc.contributor.authorOrdóñez, José Victores_ES
dc.contributor.authorCarrillo, Juan Alfredoes_ES
dc.contributor.authorMiranda C., Marioes_ES
dc.contributor.authorGale, James Les_ES
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-08T03:02:24Z
dc.date.available2015-12-08T03:02:24Z
dc.date.issueds.d.es_ES
dc.date.issued1966es_ES
dc.identifier.urihttps://iris.paho.org/handle/10665.2/15312
dc.description.abstractIn 1965 an epidemiological study was made in an agricultural area of Guatemala to establish the etiology of a disease affecting certain families. The involvement of the central nervous system gave the impression that the disease was encephalitis of undetermined etiology. A study was made of the characteristics of the area, and of the economic and social situation of the inhabitants, and an entomological survey was undertaken to identify vectors. An epidemiological investigation was made of each case, as was a clinical examination of each patient. A search was made also for other etiological agents, especially toxic agents. Blood samples from patients, contacts, and the general population, as well as post mortem material from those who had died from the disease, were examined. The persons afflicted were Indians living in the mountains and cultivating corn and wheat. Except for small wooded areas, most of the land is cultivated; part of the crop is sold and the remainder is kept for food. The water they drink comes from mountain springs, and there is no system of excreta or garbage disposal. Insects are not plentiful in the area. Between July and October 45 cases of the disease occurred and of these 20 died. Only 12 families were affected, but many members fell ill and died. Over 50en_US
dc.description.abstractof the cases occurred among children under 10 years of age, and 75 percent among those under 20 years ofen_US
dc.format.extentTabes_ES
dc.relation.ispartofseriesBoletín de la Oficina Sanitaria Panamericana (OSP);60(6),jun. 1966es_ES
dc.subjectEncefalitees_ES
dc.subjectGuatemalaes_ES
dc.subjectFatores Socioeconômicospt_BR
dc.titleEstudio epidemiológico de una enfermedad considerada como encefalitis de la región de los altos de Guatemalaes_ES
dc.title.alternativeEpidemiological study of a disease in the Guatemalan Highlands believed to be encephalitisen_US
dc.typeJournal articlesen_US
dc.rights.holderPan American Health Organizationen_US


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