Journal des essais cliniques

Journal des essais cliniques
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ISSN: 2167-0870


Data Visualization for Epidemiological and Demographic Data for Malaria Surveillance in the Brazilian Amazon, 2007-2019

Carlos Eduardo Beluzo*, Natalia Martins Arruda, Vinicius de Souza Maia, Luciana Correia Alves

Malaria represents one of the main public health problems worldwide and continues to be a great challenge to Brazil which concentrates about 34.4% of the disease cases registered in the American continent. Approximately 99% of Malaria cases occur in Amazonia. In 2017, 194,000 cases were recorded. This increase in the number of cases may be a warning of a possible decline in the effectiveness of control and surveillance programs in the region. The objective of this study is to propose the design of interactive visualizations of data related to Malaria Surveillance in the Brazilian Amazon, between the years of 2007-2019. Data came from SIVEP Malaria. We used data visualization techniques to explore epidemiological and demographic aspects of Malaria Surveillance. We hope tools of this kind can reduce the burden of data extraction and analysis on health staff and local policy makers.