Chagas disease in the State of Amazonas: history, epidemiological evolution, risks of endemicity and future perspectives
- Autores: Bemfica Barbosa Ferreira JM, Costa Magalhaes LK, de Oliveira Guerra JA, Fe NF, Goncalves Santana RA, Lima Arcanjo AR, Monteiro WM, Mota DT, Silveira H, Vale Barbosa MdG
- Ano de Publicação: 2015
- Journal: Revista Da Sociedade Brasileira De Medicina Tropical
- Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26061368
Chagas disease (CD) is a parasitic infection that originated in the Americas and is caused by Trypanosoma cruzi. In the last few years, the disease has spread to countries in North America, Asia and Europe due to the migration of Latin Americans. In the Brazilian Amazon, CD has an endemic transmission, especially in the Rio Negro region, where an occupational hazard was described for piaçaveiros (piassaba gatherers).