IAMAT |International Association of Medical Assistance to Travellers| IAMAT |International Association of Medical Assistance to Travellers|

Country Health Advice Guatemala

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 1500 m / 4,921 ft with the highest incidence rates reported from the departments of Chiquimula, Jalapa, Jutiapa, Santa Rosa, and Zacapa. The blood supply is not screened appropriately.

Main vectors: Triatoma dimidiata, Rhodnius prolixus


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