Panama 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 the rural areas of the provinces of Chiriqui, Bocas del Toro, Coclé, Colón, Darién, and Panamá. The highest incidence rates have been reported from Chiriqui, the valley of Río Chagres, and the areas of the Canal Zone adjacent to Río Chagres.

Main vectors:  Triatoma dimidiata, Rhodnius pallescens


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