Epidemiology, control and surveillance of Chagas disease: 100 years after its discovery.

@article{Coura2009EpidemiologyCA,
  title={Epidemiology, control and surveillance of Chagas disease: 100 years after its discovery.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Rodrigues Coura and Jo{\~a}o Carlos Pinto Dias},
  journal={Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz},
  year={2009},
  volume={104 Suppl 1},
  pages={31-40}
}
Chagas disease originated millions of years ago as an enzootic infection of wild animals and began to be transmitted to humans as an anthropozoonosis when man invaded wild ecotopes. While evidence of human infection has been found in mummies up to 9,000 years old, endemic Chagas disease became established as a zoonosis only in the last 200-300 years, as triatomines adapted to domestic environments. It is estimated that 15-16 million people are infected with Trypanosoma cruzi in Latin America… CONTINUE READING