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Congenital transmission of Chagas disease in Latin American immigrants in Switzerland

Marti, Hans Peter
Published in Emerging infectious diseases. 2009, vol. 15, no. 4, p. 601-603
Abstract 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.
Keywords AdultAlgorithmsBolivia/ethnologyChagas Disease/*congenital/diagnosis/epidemiology/*transmissionCommunicable Diseases, Emerging/*congenital/diagnosis/epidemiology/*transmissionEmigration and ImmigrationFemaleHumansInfantInfant, Newborn*Infectious Disease Transmission, VerticalLatin America/ethnologyPregnancyPregnancy Complications, Parasitic/diagnosis/*epidemiologyRetrospective StudiesSeroepidemiologic StudiesSwitzerland/epidemiologyYoung Adult
PMID: 19331743
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Research groups Etiologie des pneumonies et marqueurs inflammatoires chez l'enfant fébrile (183)
Groupe Louis Loutan (médecine des Voyages et des Migrations, Médecine Tropicale, Santé Internationale) (122)
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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. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:19873

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