Title: The cost of interventions related to Chagas disease in endemic and non-endemic countries: a systematic review
Author: Adolfo Chavez Mendoza
Institution: Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health, Berlin
Graduate date: 2016-04-26 (W3C-DTF)
Document: Chavez Mendoza_Abstract.pdf
Description: Chagas disease has an estimated annual incidence of 50,000 people, prevalence of about 8 million infected persons worldwide (WHO, 2015, WHO, 2010b) and 5.4 million prevalent cases that are expected to develop chronic Chagas disease heart
complications (Hotez et al., 2008).
Chagas disease has been typically associated with poor people of Latin America, living in poorly constructed houses of remote rural areas and peripheral urban areas that
have been usually the most vulnerable to infection.. However, in the last decades this health problem and its economic burden have expanded beyond the endemic countries of Latin America through population movements, mainly migration. In 2012, control
targets have been set by World Health Organization (WHO) to interrupt intradomiciliary vectorial transmission in Latin America and blood transfusion transmission
in the Americas, Europe and Western Pacific (Rodrigues-Coura and Albajar-Viņas, 2010, WHO, 2012) (WHO, 2010b).
Classification: 2016 (LCSH)
Language: English
Date Of Record Creation: 2016-10-24 18:21:07 (W3C-DTF)
Date Of Record Release: 2016-10-24 22:25:04 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2016-10-25 10:09:12 (W3C-DTF)

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