Where Does Human Plague Still Persist in Latin America?

  title={Where Does Human Plague Still Persist in Latin America?},
  author={Maria Cristina Schneider and Patricia N{\'a}jera and Sylvain Aldighieri and Deise I. Galan and Eric Bertherat and Alfonso Lobos Ruiz and Elsy Maria Dumit and Jean Marc Gabastou and Marcos Antonio Espinal},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
BACKGROUND Plague is an epidemic-prone disease with a potential impact on public health, international trade, and tourism. It may emerge and re-emerge after decades of epidemiological silence. Today, in Latin America, human cases and foci are present in Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, and Peru. AIMS The objective of this study is to identify where cases of human plague still persist in Latin America and map areas that may be at risk for emergence or re-emergence. This analysis will provide evidence… CONTINUE READING
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