Fact Sheet: EMTCT PLUS Initiative 2011-2021. Efforts for the Elimination of Congenital Chagas Disease in selected countries in the Americas
The burden of Chagas disease in the Region of the Americas was reduced by great achievements in vector control in recent years. Among the 21 endemic countries at least 17 countries have achieved interruption of vector transmission by certain types of vectors nationally, or at subnational high prevalence areas. These achievements were possible particularly through education and communication campaigns, indoor residual spraying, and house improvements. Screening of blood donors to stop transmission...