Argentina

Argentina General Health Risks: Chagas Disease

Chagas Disease is transmitted by the Triatoma insect in rural and suburban areas of Mexico, Central America, South America, and the southern United States.

Chagas Disease - Overview Be Alert to Chagas Disease

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Risk is endemic in rural areas below 3600 m / 11,811 ft in the following northern provinces: Catamarca, Chaco, Córdoba, Entre Ríos, Formosa, La Rioja, Mendoza, Salta, San Juán, Santiago del Estero.

Intensive public education and eradication programs are ongoing and have dramatically reduced the house infestation rates of the vector T. infestans. All blood donations in the public health sector are screened for Chagas Disease.

Main vector:Triatoma infestans

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