The evolution of Chagas disease (American trypanosomiasis) control after 90 years since Carlos Chagas discovery.

@article{Dias1999TheEO,
  title={The evolution of Chagas disease (American trypanosomiasis) control after 90 years since Carlos Chagas discovery.},
  author={Jo{\~a}o Carlos Pinto Dias and Christopher J. Schofield},
  journal={Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz},
  year={1999},
  volume={94 Suppl 1},
  pages={103-21}
}
Chagas disease is one of the most serious parasitic diseases of Latin America, with a social and economic impact far outweighing the combined effects of other parasitic diseases such as malaria, leishmaniasis and schistosomiasis. Serological data indicate well over 16 million people are infected with the causative agent, Trypanosoma cruzi , with a further 100 million people considered at risk (WHO 1991). The World Bank, in 1993, calculated an annual loss due to Chagas disease of 2,740,000… CONTINUE READING