Progress towards interruption of transmission of Chagas disease.

  title={Progress towards interruption of transmission of Chagas disease.},
  author={Alvaro Moncayo},
  journal={Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz},
  volume={94 Suppl 1},
Chagas disease, named after the Brazilian physician Carlos Chagas who first described it in 1909, exists only on the American Continent. It is caused by a flagellate protozoan parasite, Trypanosoma cruzi, transmitted to humans by triatomine insects. The geographical distribution extends from Mexico to the south of Argentina. The disease affects 1618 million people and some 120 million, i.e. about 25% of the population of Latin America is at risk of acquiring Chagas disease. There are two stages… CONTINUE READING
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