El Salvador

El Salvador 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 El Salvador. Risk is present in rural areas, small and medium-size towns, and suburbs. Blood supply screening is mandatory.

Main vectors: Triatoma dimidiata, Rhodnius prolixus


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