Vector blood meals are an early indicator of the effectiveness of the Ecohealth approach in halting Chagas transmission in Guatemala.

@article{Pellecer2013VectorBM,
  title={Vector blood meals are an early indicator of the effectiveness of the Ecohealth approach in halting Chagas transmission in Guatemala.},
  author={Mariele J Pellecer and Patricia L Dorn and Dulce Mar{\'i}a Bustamante and Antonieta Rodas and Maria Carlota Monroy},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2013},
  volume={88 4},
  pages={638-44}
}
A novel method using vector blood meal sources to assess the impact of control efforts on the risk of transmission of Chagas disease was tested in the village of El Tule, Jutiapa, Guatemala. Control used Ecohealth interventions, where villagers ameliorated the factors identified as most important for transmission. First, after an initial insecticide application, house walls were plastered. Later, bedroom floors were improved and domestic animals were moved outdoors. Only vector blood meal… CONTINUE READING

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