Prevalence of Trypanosoma cruzi infection in blood banks of seven departments of Bolivia.

@article{Carrasco1990PrevalenceOT,
  title={Prevalence of Trypanosoma cruzi infection in blood banks of seven departments of Bolivia.},
  author={Roxana Carrasco and Hortencia Miguez and Clara Camacho and Lourdes Echalar and Susana Revollo and T Ampuero and Jean Pierre Dedet},
  journal={Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz},
  year={1990},
  volume={85 1},
  pages={
          69-73
        }
}
Trypanosoma cruzi infection was studied in 1,298 sera samples of blood banks from 7 capital departments of Bolivia, using the immunofluorescence test (IFI) and Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA). The percentages of positivity in these 7 departments have an average of 28% and are distributed as follows: Sta. Cruz 51%, Tarija 45%, Cochabamba 28%, Sucre 39%, La Paz 4.9%, Oruro 6% and Potosi 24%. The prevalence is related with the altitude levels of the different departments. However in… CONTINUE READING
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