Chagas Disease, Migration and Community Settlement Patterns in Arequipa, Peru

  title={Chagas Disease, Migration and Community Settlement Patterns in Arequipa, Peru},
  author={Angela M. Bayer and Gabrielle C. Hunter and Robert H. Gilman and Juan Geny Cornejo del Carpio and C{\'e}sar N{\'a}quira and Caryn Bern and Michael Z. Levy},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
BACKGROUND Chagas disease is one of the most important neglected tropical diseases in the Americas. Vectorborne transmission of Chagas disease has been historically rare in urban settings. However, in marginal communities near the city of Arequipa, Peru, urban transmission cycles have become established. We examined the history of migration and settlement patterns in these communities, and their connections to Chagas disease transmission. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS This was a qualitative… CONTINUE READING
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