Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
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RASSI, Anis et al. The impact of the extensive chemical control of Triatoma infestans on the incidence of acute cases and the prevalence of human Chagas disease: the example of Montalvânia, Minas Gerais State. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2003, vol.36, n.6, pp. 719-727. ISSN 0037-8682. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0037-86822003000600013.
From the emergency of acute cases of Chagas Disease in Montalvânia, Minas Gerais, Brazil, with the implementation of triatomine chemical control, the disappearing of these cases and the immediate reduction of incidence of the infection in the municipality are verified. The evolution of the dispersion and control of Triatoma infestans in Montalvânia and the evolution of the serology in general population during the last thirty years are showed.
Keywords : Acute Chagas disease; Triatoma infestans; Control.