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

Country Health Advice Nicaragua

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. Public health education and eradication programs are ongoing.  

Main vectors: Triatoma dimidiata, Rhodnius prolixus


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