Colombia 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 present in rural areas below 2500 m / 8,202 ft with the highest incidence rates reported from the following departments: Arauca, Casanare, Cundinamarca, Meta, Norte de Santander, and Santander. Blood supply screening is mandatory. Public health education and eradication programs are ongoing.

Main vectors: Rhodnius prolixus, Triatoma dimidiata


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