2013
DOI: 10.1155/2013/789758
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Human Chagas Disease and Migration in the Context of Globalization: Some Particular Aspects

Abstract: Human Chagas disease originated in Latin America, being spread around the world in relation with multiple bioecological, sociocultural, and political factors. The process of the disease production and dispersion is discussed, emphasizing the human migration and correlated aspects, in the context of globalization. Positive and negative consequences concern the future of this trypanosomiasis, mainly in terms of the ecologic and sociopolitical characteristics of the endemic and nonendemic countries.

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“…That is, human movement along the transportation infrastructure of the connected urban centers could facilitate the migration of T. infestans and reservoir species of T. cruzi among districts [34]. One potential hypothesis is human-mediated transport of guinea pigs, which are regularly brought to the study area from farms or purchased at a market (~8% of all individual guinea pigs).…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…That is, human movement along the transportation infrastructure of the connected urban centers could facilitate the migration of T. infestans and reservoir species of T. cruzi among districts [34]. One potential hypothesis is human-mediated transport of guinea pigs, which are regularly brought to the study area from farms or purchased at a market (~8% of all individual guinea pigs).…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…11,16,26,35 This is often seen as a result of an abrupt decentralisation of health services, transferring disease control and surveillance functions to peripheral governmental levels, without proper preparation for these governments to take over the surveillance responsibilities. 4,34 Although ChD produces important social losses related to mortality, incapacity to work and medical costs, due to severe cardiac and digestive impairments that may be caused by the disease's chronic form, these costs are frequently neglected by governments.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…35 This is at the expense of the ChD control program, especially where the disease has already been considered as under control and, as a consequence, losing visibility. 4,11,16 Furthermore, it has been argued that the 2006 PAHO certification may have led to a misbelief that the disease was eradicated. 36 (ii) The residual foci of T. infestans, which can proliferate in the absence of control and epidemiological surveillance, especially in pockets of poverty.…”
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confidence: 99%
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“…Chagas disease remains a serious public health problem worldwide, where its economic and social repercussions are of great magnitude [1]. The infection is endemic in South America and emergent in Europe and the United States [2]. This parasitic disease affects 6-7 million people worldwide, causing more than 7,000 deaths each year [3].…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%