Course

PUBH-100

Document Type

Report

Publication Date

2017

Disciplines

Parasitic Diseases | Public Health | Public Health Education and Promotion

Description, Abstract, or Artist's Statement

Chagas disease is a parasitic and vector-borne endemic prevalent across Latin American countries, particularly Guatemala. The parasite, Trypanosoma cruzi, is spread through triatomine insect vectors often found in low-income housing. Already claiming twelve-thousand deaths in 2016, Guatemala faces a major challenge in attempting to eliminate the triatomine vectors of Chagas disease. Various interventions have been undertaken in the country, including insecticide-based control and community-based vector surveillance.

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