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Country Health Advice Bolivia

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

Risk is endemic throughout rural and suburban areas below 3600 m / 11,811 ft, with very high human infection rates reported from the departments of Cochabamba (including the city of Cochabamba), Sucre, Tarija, and Santa Cruz.

Main vectors: Triatoma infestans, Triatoma sordida. The insect is locally known as 'vinchuca'.


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