Chagas disease in Ecuador: evidence for disease transmission in an Indigenous population in the Amazon region.

@article{Chico1997ChagasDI,
  title={Chagas disease in Ecuador: evidence for disease transmission in an Indigenous population in the Amazon region.},
  author={Martha E. Chico and Carlos Sandoval and Angel Guevara and Manuel Calvopina and Philip J Cooper and Steven G Reed and Ronald H. Guderian},
  journal={Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz},
  year={1997},
  volume={92 3},
  pages={317-20}
}
Two well-defined synthetic peptides TcD and PEP2 were used in a sero-epidemiological study for the detection of Trypanosoma cruzi infections in an indigenous group in the Amazon region of Ecuador. Of the 18 communities studied along the Rio Napo, province of Napo, 15 (83.3%) were found to be positive for T. cruzi infection. Of the 1,011 individuals examined 61 (6.03%) resulted positive. A prevalence of infection of 4.8% was found in children aged 1-5 years. The prevalence of infection increased… CONTINUE READING

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