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Prevalence, clinical staging and risk for blood-borne transmission of Chagas disease among Latin American migrants in Geneva, Switzerland

Published inPLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, vol. 4, no. 2, e592
Publication date2010
Abstract

Migration of Latin Americans to the USA, Canada and Europe has modified Chagas disease distribution, but data on imported cases and on risks of local transmission remain scarce. We assessed the prevalence and risk factors for Chagas disease, staged the disease and evaluated attitudes towards blood transfusion and organ transplant among Latin American migrants in Geneva, Switzerland.

Keywords
  • Adult
  • Blood Donors/statistics & numerical data
  • Chagas Disease/epidemiology/pathology/transmission
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Emigrants and Immigrants
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Latin America
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prevalence
  • Risk Factors
  • Switzerland/epidemiology
  • Tissue and Organ Procurement/statistics & numerical data
Citation (ISO format)
JACKSON, Yves-Laurent Julien et al. Prevalence, clinical staging and risk for blood-borne transmission of Chagas disease among Latin American migrants in Geneva, Switzerland. In: PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2010, vol. 4, n° 2, p. e592. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000592
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ISSN of the journal1935-2727
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