Scientific article
Case report

Congenital transmission of Chagas disease in Latin American immigrants in Switzerland

Published inEmerging infectious diseases, vol. 15, no. 4, p. 601-603
Publication date2009

International migration has changed the epidemiologic patterns of Chagas disease. Recently, 2 cases of Chagas disease transmitted from Latin American women to their newborns were diagnosed in Geneva, Switzerland. A retrospective study to detect Chagas disease showed a prevalence of 9.7% among 72 Latin American women tested during pregnancy in Switzerland.

  • Adult
  • Algorithms
  • Bolivia/ethnology
  • Chagas Disease/*congenital/diagnosis/epidemiology/*transmission
  • Communicable Diseases, Emerging/*congenital/diagnosis/epidemiology/*transmission
  • Emigration and Immigration
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • *Infectious Disease Transmission, Vertical
  • Latin America/ethnology
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Parasitic/diagnosis/*epidemiology
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Seroepidemiologic Studies
  • Switzerland/epidemiology
  • Young Adult
Citation (ISO format)
JACKSON, Yves-Laurent Julien et al. Congenital transmission of Chagas disease in Latin American immigrants in Switzerland. In: Emerging infectious diseases, 2009, vol. 15, n° 4, p. 601–603.
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ISSN of the journal1080-6040

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