Department

Global Public Health

Document Type

Article

Source

The Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Publication Date

10-28-2020

ISSN

1878-3503

First Page

traa109

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) remains an important neglected tropical disease in Costa Rica, which has one of the largest burdens of this disease in Latin America.

METHODS: We identified district-level hotspots of CL from 2006 to 2017 and conducted temporal analysis to identify where hotspots were increasing across the country.

RESULTS: Clear patterns of CL risk were detected, with persistent hotspots located in the Caribbean region, where risk was also found to be increasing over time in some areas.

CONCLUSIONS: We identify spatiotemporal hotspots, which may be used in support of the leishmaniasis plan of action for the Americas.

PubMed ID

33118038

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