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Medio ambiente y protozoosis sistémicas. I. Variabilidad climática y su incidencia en la malaria.

01/2004;
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ABSTRACT La malaria sigue siendo la enfermedad tropical infecciosa parasitaria más importante en Venezuela, afectando zonas rurales de los estados Bolívar, Sucre y Amazonas, entre otros. Recientemente se ha estudiado la importancia de la variabilidad climática y su incidencia en la enfermedad, lo cual se relaciona a distintos elementos climáticos que impactan en la biología del vector y en la transmisión. En el marco de los cambios globales, el fenómeno El Niño-Oscilación del Sur (ENSO) se ha visto asociado a brotes epidémicos de la enfermedad. En el presente artículo se revisan los aspectos más importantes de esta relación entre un componente del medio ambiente (clima) y tan importante protozoosis sistémica, como lo es la malaria. ajrodriguezm_md@hotmail.com jgmendoz@ula.ve, josegmm@hotmail.com edgarja@cantv.net rocicardenas@gmail.com, rocicardenass@hotmail.com car2bap@cantv.net Nivel monográfico

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