Control measures for Chagas disease.

  title={Control measures for Chagas disease.},
  author={Gustavo Cruz-Pacheco and Lourdes Esteva and Cristobal Vargas},
  journal={Mathematical biosciences},
  volume={237 1-2},
Chagas disease, also known as American trypanosomiasis, is a potentially life-threatening illness caused by the protozoan parasite, Trypanosoma cruzi. The main mode of transmission of this disease in endemic areas is through an insect vector called triatomine bug. Triatomines become infected with T. cruzi by feeding blood of an infected person or animal. Chagas disease is considered the most important vector borne infection in Latin America. It is estimated that between 16 and 18 millions of… CONTINUE READING

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