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Risk Factors for Maternal Chagas Disease and Vertical Transmission in a Bolivian Hospital.
(Oxford University Press, 2021)
BACKGROUND: Vertical transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi infection accounts for a growing proportion of new cases of Chagas disease. Better risk stratification is needed to predict which women are more likely to transmit ...
Bottlenecks in domestic animal populations can facilitate the emergence of Trypanosoma cruzi, the aetiological agent of Chagas disease
(Royal Society Publishing, 2015)
Faeces-mediated transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi (the aetiological agent of Chagas disease) by triatomine insects is extremely inefficient. Still, the parasite emerges frequently, and has infected millions of people and ...
Trypanosoma cruzi-infected pregnant women without vector exposure have higher parasitemia levels: implications for congenital transmission risk
(Public Library of Science, 2015)
BACKGROUND: Congenital transmission is a major source of new Trypanosoma cruzi infections, and as vector and blood bank control continue to improve, the proportion due to congenital infection will grow. A major unanswered ...
Cystic echinococcosis: Chronic, complex, and still neglected
(Public Library of Science, 2011)
Cystic echinococcosis (CE), an infection with the larval form of the dog tapeworm Echinococcus granulosus, still causes serious lung and liver disease with a worldwide geographical distribution. This parasitic infection ...
Congenital transmission of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis
(American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2014)
This article presents a case of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) in a Peruvian infant. His mother was diagnosed with disseminated TB, and treatment commenced 11 days postpartum. The infant was diagnosed with TB after ...
Accidental and late parasitological diagnosis of Leishmania sp. in a dog from a low disease transmission area of Brazil: a case reportAccidental and late parasitological diagnosis of Leishmania sp. in a dog from a low disease transmission area of Brazil: a case report
(Faculty of Veterinary Sciences - Universidad Austral de Chile, 2019)
Sustained Domestic Vector Exposure Is Associated With Increased Chagas Cardiomyopathy Risk but Decreased Parasitemia and Congenital Transmission Risk Among Young Women in Bolivia
(Oxford University Press, 2015)
BACKGROUND: We studied women and their infants to evaluate risk factors for congenital transmission and cardiomyopathy in Trypanosoma cruzi-infected women. METHODS: Women provided data and blood for serology and quantitative ...
Carrion's disease: More than a neglected disease
(BioMed Central, 2019)
Infections with Bartonella bacilliformis result in Carrion's disease in humans. In the first phase of infection, the pathogen causes a hemolytic fever ("Oroya fever") with case-fatality rates as high as ~90% in untreated ...
A validated agent-based model to study the spatial and temporal heterogeneities of malaria incidence in the rainforest environment
(BioMed Central, 2015)
BACKGROUND: The Amazon environment has been exposed in the last decades to radical changes that have been accompanied by a remarkable rise of both Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax malaria. The malaria transmission ...
A history of Chagas disease transmission, control, and re-emergence in peri-rural La Joya, Peru
(Public Library of Science, 2011)
Background:The history of Chagas disease control in Peru and many other nations is marked by scattered and poorly documented vector control campaigns. The complexities of human migration and sporadic control campaigns ...