Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
versión impresa ISSN 0037-8682
DIAS, João Carlos Pinto; PRATA, Aluízio y SCHOFIELD, Christopher John. Chagas' disease in the Amazon: an overview of the current situation and perspectives for prevention. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2002, vol.35, n.6, pp. 669-678. ISSN 0037-8682. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0037-86822002000600021.
American Trypanosomiasis (Chagas' disease) due to Trypanosoma cruzi in the Amazon Region has become a target of scientific preoccupation in recent years because of the wide dispersion of infected vectors and intensive human migration into the region. An European Community and Latin America Triatominae Network international workshop held in July 2002 analyzed the general situation and the perspectives of human Chagas' disease in the area, concluding that although its occurrence remains sporadic, there is strong potential for the disease to spread, and a requirement for an integrated surveillance effort to be shared by all countries of the region.
Palabras llave : Chagas disease; Amazon; Surveillance.