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The control of Latin American trypanosomiasis

Author(s): Marsden Philip D.

Journal: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
ISSN 0037-8682

Volume: 30;
Issue: 6;
Start page: 521;
Date: 1997;
Original page

Keywords: Chagas' disease | Latin American trypanosomiasis | African trypanosomiasis | Control

The author presents his personal point of view on the present situation of Chagas' disease control in Latin America countries. He compares the situation with African trypanosomiasis. He comments on the existence of cases in other Continents. He emphazises the success of the fighting against domiciliated triatomine bugs by using residual inseticides. He discusses other forms of Trypanosoma cruzi transmission.
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