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Trends Parasitol. 2001 Aug;17(8):372-6.

Epidemiology of Chagas disease in Mexico: an update.

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Dept Parasitology, Instituto Nacional de Diagnóstico y Referencia Epidemiológicos, Secretaria de Salud, Carpio 470 Col. Sto. Tomás, D.F. 11340, México.


With the continuing success of the Southern Cone Initiative against Chagas disease and steady progress of the Andean pact and Central American Initiatives, Mexico is among the last countries of Latin America to instigate a large-scale programme against Trypanosoma cruzi transmission. However, a national policy concerning Chagas disease control in Mexico has recently been developed. The Ministry of Health has approved a law about screening for anti-T. cruzi antibodies in the whole territory. Also, epidemiological surveillance and vector control programmes have started to inform regulation.

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