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Volume 7, Number 7—June 2001

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Yellow Fever in Pará State, Amazon Region of Brazil, 1998-1999: Entomologic and Epidemiologic Findings

Pedro F. C. Vasconcelos*Comments to Author , Amélia P.A.T. Rosa*†, Sueli G. Rodrigues*, Elizabeth S.T. Rosa*, Hamilton A.O. Monteiro*, Ana C.R. Cruz*, Vera L.R.S. Barros*, Maria R. Souza*, and Jorge F.S.T. Rosa*
Author affiliations: *Instituto Evandro Chagas, FUNASA, Ministry of Health of Brazil, Belém, PA, Brazil; †University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA

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Comparison of number of mosquitoes collected on human bait, number of YF strains isolated by place of capture, and minimum infection rate (MIR) for Haemagogus janthinomys, Pará State, Brazil, 1998-1999

Place Year Strains isolated Hg. janthinomys baited MIR Season
Afuá 1998 4 296 (14) 1.35% Rainfall
Altamira 1998 13 819 (54) 0.96%-2.01% Rainfall
Altamira 1999 - 129 (8) - Dry
Breves 1999 11 546 (23) 2.01% Rainfall

( )= No. of lots of pooled mosquitoes in which virus isolation was attempted.

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