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Congenital Transmission of Chagas Disease in Latin American Immigrants in Switzerland

By Yves Jackson, Catherine Myers, Alessandro Diana, Hans-Peter Marti, Hans Wolff, François Chappuis, Louis Loutan and Alain Gervaix


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

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Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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