Abstract:Chagas disease is caused by Trypanosoma cruzi, which is mainly transmitted by the
faeces of triatomine insects that find favourable environments in poorly constructed
houses. Previous studies have documented persistent triatomine infestation in houses
in the province of Loja in southern Ecuador despite repeated insecticide and
educational interventions. We aim to develop a sustainable strategy for the
interruption of Chagas disease transmission by promoting living environments that are
designed to prevent colo…
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