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Volume 13, Number 10—October 2007

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Malaria Diagnosis and Hospitalization Trends, Brazil

Patricia D. Santos-Ciminera*†Comments to Author , Donald R. Roberts*, Maria das Gracas C. Alecrim†, Monica R.F. Costa†, and Gerald V. Quinnan*
Author affiliations: *Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, USA; †Fundacao de Medicina Tropical do Amazonas, Manaus, Brazil;

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Total malaria cases in the state of Amazonas, Brazil, 1980–2006, and malaria case-patients diagnosed and admitted at FMT-AM by parasite, 1989–2006 *

Year Amazonas† FMT–AM
Malaria, all causes Plasmodium falciparum
P. vivax
Other causes‡
No. case-patients No. admitted 
(%) No. case-patients No. admitted (%) No. case-patients
1980 4,447
1981 8,169
1982 13,142
1983 10,299
1984 8,528
1985 11,196
1986 15,319
1987 15,233
1988 19,392
1989 34,944 4,347 1,262 264 (20.92) 3,043 26 (0.85) 42
1990 28,479 3,037 839 175 (20.86) 2,175 15 (0.69) 23
1991 45,849 5,765 664 179 (26.96) 5,076 23 (0.45) 25
1992 37,885 5,083 670 118 (17.61) 4,398 29 (0.66) 15
1993 55,364 10,157 2,834 325 (11.47) 7,284 24 (0.33) 39
1994 68,287 7,469 1,433 199 (13.89) 5,948 44 (0.74) 88
1995 52,602 5,765 1,049 174 (16.59) 4,518 30 (0.66) 198
1996 70,044 6,206 1,333 201 (15.08) 4,686 18 (0.38) 187
1997 94,382 10,483 1,871 186 (9.78) 8,506 175 (2.06) 106
1998 114,748 10,854 1,751 217 (12.39) 9,004 116 (1.29) 99
1999 167,722 19,967 4,459 341 (7.65) 15,238 155 (1.02) 270
2000 96,026 12,266 2,541 177 (6.97) 9,227 147 (1.59) 498
2001 48,385 4,315 813 127 (15.62) 3,443 95 (2.76) 59
2002 70,223 88,711 992 106 (10.69) 7,808 263 (3.37) 71
2003 143,343 30,017 2,213 150 (6.78) 27,679 677 (2.45) 125
2004 152,440 27,169 5,727 257 (4.49) 21,228 345 (1.63) 214
2005 229,330 31,243 8,698 264 (3.52) 22,174 378 (1.70) 371
2006 190,378 16,182 3,363 175 (4.31) 12,672 161 (1.27) 147

*2005–2006 data obtained at the Malaria Laboratory and Epidemiology Department of the FMT–AM by M.R.F.C. FMT-AM, Fundação de Medicina Tropical do Amazonas; –, data not available.
†Total malaria cases in the state of Amazonas.
‡Includes P. malariae infections and mixed infections (P. falciparum + P. vivax).

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