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November 2000


Published in Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 94:6 (November/December 2000), pp. 629–630. Copyright © 2000 Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene; published by Elsevier. Used by permission.


Chagas disease is a major public health challenge for most Latin American countries. An initiative for the coordinated control of Chagas disease transmission throughout the Andean countries was launched in 1997. Since the early 1990s, control measures based on elimination of domestic/peridomestic triatomine colonies and screening of donor blood by serological testing have resulted in a reduction in incidence of ~70% in the Southern Cone countries (WHO, 1991; Dias & Schofield, 1999; Moncayo, 1999; WHO/CTD, 2000).

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