American Trypanosomiasis: Chagas Disease One Hundred Years by Jenny Telleria, Michel Tibayrenc

By Jenny Telleria, Michel Tibayrenc

Chagas ailment motives critical socioeconomic influence and a excessive clinical expense in Latin the United States. WHO and the realm financial institution think of Chagas affliction because the fourth such a lot transmittable ailment to have a tremendous effect on public future health in Latin the United States: a hundred and twenty million individuals are in all likelihood uncovered, sixteen to 18 million of whom are shortly contaminated, inflicting 45,000 to 50,000 deaths in line with 12 months. it's been calculated that nearly 2.4 million capability operating years are misplaced due to inability and mortality as a result of the ailment, for an annual fee expected at 20 billion Euros. American Trypanosomiasis provides a accomplished evaluate of Chagas affliction and discusses the most recent discoveries about the 3 components that compose the transmission chain of the disease:

  • The host: human and mammalian reservoirs
  • The insect vectors: household and sylvatic vectors
  • The causative parasite: Trypanosoma cruzi
  • Informs and updates on the entire newest advancements within the field
  • Contributions from prime gurus and experts

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1941. La epidemiologı´a de la enfermedad de Chagas en el estado Yaracuy. Rev. San. Asist. Soc. 6, 303À310. L, 1946. Enfermedad de Chagas en Bolivia. Rev. Med. Chile 74, 349. , 1939. Contribucio´n al estudio de la trypanosomiasis en El Salvador. Folleto 29. , 2000. The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine: a new century of malaria research. Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz 95 (Suppl. 1), 25À32 [online]. , 1931. Nota sobre un trypanosoma morfolo´gicamente semejante al Trypanosoma cruzi encontrado en una zarigu¨eya capturada en Tela, Honduras.

2 Migration routes and spread of modern humans. Hypothesized evolutionary sylvatic cycle of T. cruzi in America. Human contact with T. cruzi occurred as a simple addition to the already extensive host range 8000À10,000 years ago. The insects found enough food sources, feeding on men and domestic animals, such as dogs, chickens, and guinea pigs. There is evidence that, in modern times, people living with pets in their homes in endemic areas enhanced the transmission of the parasite. By comparing the migration patterns of pre-Colombian cultures in different areas of Latin America with the distribution of triatomine species, it is possible to infer the degree of passive dispersion between the parasite/insect vector and pre-Hispanic settlements (Le´on, 1962).

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