Ecuador 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


High risk is present in the following coastal provinces, including urban areas: Guayas, El Oro, Los Ríos, and Manabi. Risk also exists in rural areas of the provinces of Loja, Azuay, Bolivar, and Cotopaxi. Blood supply screening is mandatory. Public health education and eradication programs have started.

Main vector: Triatoma dimidiata


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