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The Pan American Health Organization certified Uruguay as the only country in Latin America free of Triatoma infestans as a public health problem. The insect that transmits Chagas disease, known as the kissing bug, lives in mud huts, especially in rural areas and affects 40,000 people in the country. The President Mujica advocated for the public to be alert to continue in this status and relapse. More on: Uruguay is the first country in Latin America free of the insect that transmits Chagas disease (in Spanish)

Last Updated on Friday, 25 May 2012 11:38


La Provincia de San Luis, República Argentina certificó la interrupción de la transmisión vectorial de la enfermedad de Chagas

La misión se desarrolló del 12 al 16 de mayo de 2014, en donde una comisión de expertos en conjunto con la Secretaría Técnica de la OPS/OMS verificó la interrupción de la transmisión vectorial de la enfermedad de Chagas. 

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