The kiss of death : Chaga's disease in the Americas /

"Chagas' disease has become one of the major public-health problems in Latin America. Current estimates are that sixteen to eighteen million people are infected. It is caused by a flagellate protozoan whose vector is the triatomine or vinchuca bug, locally referred to as the "kissing...

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Author / Creator:Bastien, Joseph William, 1935-
Imprint:Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press, ©1998.
Description:1 online resource (xxiv, 301 pages) : illustrations
Language:English
Subject:Chagas' disease -- Bolivia -- Epidemiology.
Chagas' disease -- Latin America -- Epidemiology.
Chagas' disease -- Social aspects -- Bolivia.
Chagas' disease -- Social aspects -- Latin America.
Chagas' disease -- Bolivia -- Prevention.
Chagas' disease -- Latin America -- Prevention.
Housing and health -- Bolivia.
Housing and health -- Latin America.
Public health surveillance -- Bolivia.
Public health surveillance -- Latin America.
Chagas Disease -- epidemiology -- Bolivia.
Chagas Disease -- epidemiology -- Latin America.
Chagas Disease -- prevention and control -- Bolivia.
Chagas Disease -- prevention and control -- Latin America.
Housing -- Bolivia.
Housing -- Latin America.
Population Surveillance -- Bolivia.
Population Surveillance -- Latin America.
Social Conditions -- Bolivia.
Social Conditions -- Latin America.
MEDICAL -- Preventive Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Forensic Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Public Health.
Chagas' disease -- Epidemiology.
Chagas' disease -- Prevention.
Chagas' disease -- Social aspects.
Housing and health.
Public health surveillance.
Ziekte van Chagas.
Public Health.
Health & Biological Sciences.
Communicable Diseases.
Bolivia.
Latin America.
Amerika.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Proefschriften (vorm)
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11105432
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ISBN:0585106975
9780585106977
0874805597
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-288) and index.
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Print version record.
Summary:"Chagas' disease has become one of the major public-health problems in Latin America. Current estimates are that sixteen to eighteen million people are infected. It is caused by a flagellate protozoan whose vector is the triatomine or vinchuca bug, locally referred to as the "kissing bug" because of its tendency to lodge on victims' faces during sleep." "Although there is no cure for the chronic stage, the disease vectors can be controlled and possibly eliminated through improved hygiene and living conditions. No longer exclusive to Latin America, Chagas' disease is spreading to North America with the migration of infected bugs, hosts, transfusions, transplant organs, and changes in climate." "The Kiss of Death is a thorough study of Chagas' disease with analysis of research involving epidemiology, entomology, parasitology, pathology, and immunology."--Jacket.
Other form:Print version: Bastien, Joseph William, 1935- Kiss of death. Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press, ©1998 0874805597