Venezuela 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 of the following states: Barinas, Lara, and Portuguesa. Extensive public health education and eradication programs are ongoing and have greatly reduced infection rates. Blood supply screening is mandatory.

Main vectors: Rhodnius prolixus, Triatoma maculata. The insect is locally known as 'vinchuca'.


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