Paraguay 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


Chagas’ disease is highly endemic in all rural areas, with particularly high human incidence rates in the Chaco and eastern regions.

Main vectors: Triatoma infestans, Triatoma sordida. The insects are locally known as 'chinche timbuku' or 'chinche guasu'.


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