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Trypanosomiasis american Epidemiology
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Trypanosomiasis, american
Epidemiology
  • Chagas disease is found in rural areas of Latin American countries due to sociocultural factors (housing, poverty, hygiene)
  • The kissing bugs (Triatoma sp.) become infected when they feed on a parasitaemic human or animal
  • Infection of humans is by bite of infected bugs or via blood transfusion
  • Reservoirs are humans and over 150 species of domestic and wild animals (they can become infected by ingestion of infected bugs!)
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