[General situation and perspectives of chagas disease in Northeastern Region, Brazil].

@article{Dias2000GeneralSA,
  title={[General situation and perspectives of chagas disease in Northeastern Region, Brazil].},
  author={Jo{\~a}o Carlos Pinto Dias and Evandro Marques de Menezes Machado and Adrienne L. Fernandes and M{\'a}rcio Costa Vinhaes},
  journal={Cadernos de saude publica},
  year={2000},
  volume={16 Suppl 2},
  pages={13-34}
}
Primary and secondary data show the importance and distribution of human Chagas disease (HCD) in Northeast Brazil. Among the 27 detected vector species, Triatoma infestans, Panstrongylus megistus, Triatoma brasiliensis and Triatoma pseudomaculata are epidemiologically important. Major medical impact is attributed to T. infestans and P. megistus, the most domiciliated and vulnerable species, while the other two are native and more difficult to control. Regional differences in transmission and… CONTINUE READING

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