Back to Journals » Reports in Parasitology » Volume 4

Chagas disease: from Latin America to the world

Authors Pinazo M, Gascon J

Received 1 January 2015

Accepted for publication 7 April 2015

Published 22 May 2015 Volume 2015:4 Pages 7—14


Checked for plagiarism Yes

Review by Single-blind

Peer reviewer comments 5

Editor who approved publication: Professor John Ubelaker

Maria-Jesus Pinazo, Joaquim Gascon

ISGlobal, Barcelona Centre for International Health Research (CRESIB), Barcelona, Spain

Abstract: Migratory flows have globalized Chagas disease and have contributed to change its epidemiology. Additionally, Chagas disease has a great impact on the affected people as well as on the economy of their countries. However, till now, this disease remains a neglected disease. Historically, very few resources have been invested to study Chagas disease or to provide care to the millions of affected people. In Latin America, the endemic countries still have several challenges ahead, which include care for the affected people, the effective control of vertical transmission, or the maintenance of vector control. In nonendemic countries where the disease is emerging, care for patients and the control programs for blood banks, organ transplant, and mother-to-child transmission should be the priorities.

Keywords: Chagas disease, Trypanosoma cruzi, migration, benznidazol, globalization

Creative Commons License This work is published and licensed by Dove Medical Press Limited. The full terms of this license are available at and incorporate the Creative Commons Attribution - Non Commercial (unported, v3.0) License. By accessing the work you hereby accept the Terms. Non-commercial uses of the work are permitted without any further permission from Dove Medical Press Limited, provided the work is properly attributed. For permission for commercial use of this work, please see paragraphs 4.2 and 5 of our Terms.

Download Article [PDF]  View Full Text [HTML][Machine readable]


Readers of this article also read:

Update on insulin treatment for dogs and cats: insulin dosing pens and more

Thompson A, Lathan P, Fleeman L

Veterinary Medicine: Research and Reports 2015, 6:129-142

Published Date: 15 April 2015

Clinical efficacy of intra-articular injections in knee osteoarthritis: a prospective randomized study comparing hyaluronic acid and betamethasone

Trueba Davalillo CA, Trueba Vasavilbaso C, Navarrete Álvarez JM, Coronel Granado P, García Jiménez OA, Gimeno del Sol M, Gil Orbezo F

Open Access Rheumatology: Research and Reviews 2015, 7:9-18

Published Date: 9 January 2015

A new recombinant factor VIII: from genetics to clinical use

Santagostino E

Drug Design, Development and Therapy 2014, 8:2507-2515

Published Date: 12 December 2014

Green synthesis of water-soluble nontoxic polymeric nanocomposites containing silver nanoparticles

Prozorova GF, Pozdnyakov AS, Kuznetsova NP, Korzhova SA, Emel’yanov AI, Ermakova TG, Fadeeva TV, Sosedova LM

International Journal of Nanomedicine 2014, 9:1883-1889

Published Date: 16 April 2014

Methacrylic-based nanogels for the pH-sensitive delivery of 5-Fluorouracil in the colon

Ashwanikumar N, Kumar NA, Nair SA, Kumar GS

International Journal of Nanomedicine 2012, 7:5769-5779

Published Date: 15 November 2012

Cross-linked acrylic hydrogel for the controlled delivery of hydrophobic drugs in cancer therapy

Deepa G, Thulasidasan AK, Anto RJ, Pillai JJ, Kumar GS

International Journal of Nanomedicine 2012, 7:4077-4088

Published Date: 27 July 2012

Biomarkers for osteoarthritis: investigation, identification, and prognosis

Zhai G, Aref Eshghi E

Current Biomarker Findings 2012, 2:19-28

Published Date: 29 June 2012

Duloxetine in the management of chronic musculoskeletal pain

Smith HS, Smith EJ, Smith BR

Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management 2012, 8:267-277

Published Date: 19 June 2012

Intra-articular hyaluronans: the treatment of knee pain in osteoarthritis

Victor M Goldberg, Laura Goldberg

Journal of Pain Research 2010, 3:51-56

Published Date: 10 May 2010