Chagas disease: what is known and what is needed--a background article.

@article{Coura2007ChagasDW,
  title={Chagas disease: what is known and what is needed--a background article.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Rodrigues Coura},
  journal={Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz},
  year={2007},
  volume={102 Suppl 1},
  pages={113-22}
}
Chagas disease began millions of years ago as an enzootic disease of wild animals and started to be transmitted to man accidentally in the form of an anthropozoonosis when man invaded wild ecotopes. Endemic Chagas disease became established as a zoonosis over the last 200-300 years through forest clearance for agriculture and livestock rearing and adaptation of triatomines to domestic environments and to man and domestic animals as a food source. It is estimated that 15 to 16 million people are… CONTINUE READING
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