The centennial of the discovery of chagas disease: Facing the current challenges

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One hundred years after Carlos Cha- gas’ discovery [1] WHO defines Chagas disease as one of the most important infectious diseases of poverty. Beyond its biological determinants (interplays among the parasite, vector, and human), the social determinants of Chagas disease are of utmost importance; poor housing and working conditions, low salaries, and malnutrition are directly linked to Chagas disease in Latin American [2]. This article highlights the current state on research and innovation related to control and care of Chagas disease, as well as the challenges for the next decade. Confronting

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Lannes-Vieira, J., de Araújo-Jorge, T. C., de Nazaré Correia Soeiro, M., Gadelha, P., & Corrêa-Oliveira, R. (2010). The centennial of the discovery of chagas disease: Facing the current challenges. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 4(6). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0000645

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