%0 Conference Proceedings
%T Estudo da Leishmaniose Tegumentar Americana através de geotecnologias no município de Ubatuba - SP
%A Silva, Ana Elisa Pereira,
%A Gurgel, Helen da Costa,
%@affiliation Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais/SP
%@affiliation Ministério da Saúde - Secretaria de Vigilância em Saúde/DF
%E Epiphanio, José Carlos Neves,
%E Galvão, Lênio Soares,
%B Simpósio Brasileiro de Sensoriamento Remoto, 14 (SBSR)
%8 25-30 abr. 2009
%I Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)
%J São José dos Campos
%1 Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)
%K geoprocessing, remote sensing, analysis space-time, geoprocessamento, sensoriamento remoto, análise espaço-temporal.
%X The American Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (ACL) is an infectious, however not contagious parasitic illness, transmitted for known mosquitos as phlebotomines. The distribution of this vector can vary according to the geographical location. The insect develops the ingested parasite, becoming infective to the human beings, causing injuries in the skin and mucosa (nose, mouth), that it made this illness to be known as "wounded brave". The ACL is a illness which can affect all human being that is in present in places whose environment is populated by mosquitoes. The majority of the cases occur in Northern parts of Brazil, although in the north of the Sao Paulo coast line, a touristic area, the number of cases are also high. In 2003 the number of cases reach its peak and this reason motivated the development of this assignment. The spatial and temporal distribution of the registered cases during the period 1998-2006 in Ubatuba county, Sao Paulo state, were analyzed using geoprocessing techniques and land cover information. The results showed that the illness seems to affect workers in general (masculine). It was found that the affected people usually live close to the forest and the land cover dynamics seems to play significant role in the contamination cycle. The results also showed that the illness contamination can be affected by economical and geographical factors once people choose their house in accordance with their income.