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Content Type: Review Articles

Disease: Chagas Disease

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6 Dec 2010

Neglect of the social context

The neglected tropical diseases are attracting more research funding but the focus is still on simple biomedical interventions, ignoring the social context in which these diseases occur.
Source: Health Research Policy and Systems
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12 Jul 2010

The challenges of Chagas disease

Over 100 years after its discovery, this infectious disease of poverty afflicts millions but still receives little attention.
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
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2 Jun 2010

Do the poor benefit from infectious disease programmes?

When interventions are planned, insufficient thought is given as to whether the poorest and most vulnerable members of society will benefit, according to the findings of a new review of the evidence. The reviewers call for more research to assess which infectious disease programmes benefit the poor and to identify the mechanisms that determine “pro-poor effectiveness”.
Source: TropIKA.net Journal
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9 Mar 2010

Vector-borne diseases: what will be the impact of climate and other environmental changes?

A review concludes that we do not know enough about the ecology of diseases such as malaria and dengue to be able to make accurate predictions. Nevertheless, appropriate action can be taken now to reduce their impact.
Source: Journal of Experimental Biology
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25 Sep 2008

Trypanosomiasis vector control in Africa and Latin America

The vectors of sleeping sickness and Chagas’ disease are described as being ‘exquisitely vulnerable to currently available control techniques.
Source: Parasites & Vectors
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23 Jan 2008

Chagas Disease Cardiomyopathy: Current Concepts of an Old Disease

In 1909, Brazilian physician Carlos Chagas took a significant step in the advancement of Medicine by discovering Chagas disease and its etiological agent, the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi.
Source: Rev. Inst. Med. trop. S. Paulo
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18 Jan 2008

Research Directly Linked With Current Vector Control Strategy

This review focuses on aspects related to current vector control strategies that deserve more attention and research.
Source: WHO/TDR
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18 Jan 2008

Product Development (Preclinical And Clinical) Research Of New Therapeutic Tools For The Specific Treatment Of Chagas Disease

Although the relevance of specific anti-parasitic treatment for the management of Chagas disease in its chronic stage has been the subject of many controversies, recent results on the pathogenesis of the disease have led to an increasing consensus over the notion that that elimination of T.
Source: WHO/TDR
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18 Jan 2008

Review in Progress: Problems and perspectives for Chagas Disease control: looking for a realistic review

Chagas Disease (CD), an endemic infectious disease, was formerly a primitive enzootic phenomenon, which in Latin America suffered an evolution to a widespread anthropozoonosis.
Source: Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop.
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4 Dec 2007

Chagas disease: what is known and what is needed - A background article

The natural history of Chagas disease began millions of years ago as an enzootic disease of wild animals, which still persists in enzootic areas like the Amazon region.
Source: Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz (SciELO)
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