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Intradermal administration of measles vaccines
The aim of the study reported here was to determine if bifurcated needles or multiple puncture cylinders would prove suitable for administation of measles vaccines. Children 9 to 11 months old in Sao Paulo, Brazil, were ...
Epidemiologic report on the use and abuse of psychoactive substances in 16 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean
The contents of this special issue were also published in Spanish in the Boletín de la Oficina Sanitaria Panamericana Vol. 107, N0. 6, 1989
Dengue serologic survey in Ribeirao Preto, Sao Paulo, Brazil
The city of Riverao Preto suffered a dengue 1 epidemic that began in November 1990 and ended in 1991. A serologic suvey designed to detect IgG antibodies to the four dengue serotypes and other flaviviruses was carried out ...
National laboratory surveillance of viral agents of gastroenteritis in Brazil
In 1984 an enzyme immunoassay for rotavirus and adenovirus developed in the Virology Department of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation was distributed to laboratories in 14 Brazilian states as part of a proyect to survey viral ...
Socioeconomic distribution of noncommunicable disease risk factors in urban Brazil: The case of Porto Alegre
The study reported here sought to assess the degree to which the prevalences of five risk factors for noncommunicable diseases- hypertension, smoking, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, and excessive alcohol consumption- varied ...
Breast-feeding patterns in nine Latin American and Caribbean Countries
This article uses data from demographic and health surveys carried out in nine Latin American and Caribbean countries between 1984 and l988 to compare breast-feeding patterns in those countries, were findings indicate that ...
Maternal mortality in Latin America urban areas: The case of Sao Paulo, Brazil
This article describes maternal mortality trends in Sao Paulo, Brazil, from 1960 through 1990. In so doing, it compares mortality rates derived from death certificate data with rates suggested by three independent surveys ...