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Title: Assessment of Leishmaniasis notification system in Santiago del Estero, Argentina, 1990-1993
Authors: Yadón, Zaida E. 
Quigley, Maria A. 
Davies, Clive R. 
Rodrigues, Laura C. 
Segura, Elsa L. 
Keywords: Leishmania;Leishmaniasis Cutánea;Notificación de Enfermedad;Intervalos de Confianza;Estudios de Casos y Controles;Argentina
Issue Date: 2001
Description: Using a capture-recapture method, this study evaluates the completeness of the cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) surveillance system in four districts of Santiago del Estero province, Argentina, for the period 1990–1993. Four reporting sources were evaluated: medical records kept by health facilities, interviews conducted during a case-control study, and the national and provincial levels of the leishmaniasis surveillance system (LSS). Using the capturerecapture method it was estimated that 210 cases (95% confidence interval [CI]: 202–218) of CL occurred in the four districts during the study period. Completeness of reporting to the leishmaniasis surveillance system at the national level was estimated to be 44.8% (95% CI: 43.2–46.4). The study results indicate that there is substantial underreporting within the LSS, although it did show the appropriate secular trends. The reasons for under-reporting and methods for addressing this problem are discussed.
Fil: Yadón, Zaida E. Pan American Health Organization. Communicable Disease (HCT); Estados Unidos.
Fil: Quigley, Maria A. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit (IDEU); Reino Unido.
Fil: Davies, Clive R. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Disease Control and Vector Biology Unit (DCVBU); Reino Unido.
Fil: Rodrigues, Laura C. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit (IDEU); Reino Unido.
Fil: Segura, Elsa Leonor. ANLIS Dr.C.G.Malbrán; Argentina.
ISSN: 1476-1645
Rights: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
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