Control of Chagas disease in Brazil.

  title={Control of Chagas disease in Brazil.},
  author={J C Dias},
  journal={Parasitology today},
  volume={3 11},
  • J C Dias
  • Published 1987 in Parasitology today
Chagas disease (South American trypanosomiasis) is a chronic but often fatal disease endemic throughout much of Latin America. Serological surveys suggest around 24 million people seropositive for the causative agent, Trypanosoma cruzi (Fig. 1), with over 65 million living in the endemic areas and at risk to infection. In Brazil, over 25 million people are considered at risk, and control of the disease constitutes one of Brazil's public health priorities. Treatment or vaccination against T… CONTINUE READING
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