Special Issue "Chagas Disease"
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Interests: public health; tropical neglected diseases; epidemiology
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Interests: public health; epidemiology; tropical neglected diseases; infectious diseases
About 110 years after its discovery, Chagas disease persists as a critical public health problem, having crossed the boundaries of Latin America. It is a neglected tropical disease, as evidenced by the ongoing scientific evidence gaps, the difficulty of incorporating new diagnostic and treatment technologies into the market, and the public health failures to ensure timely access to diagnosis and treatment associated with the development of consistent surveillance and control actions. As a result, there is a high burden of morbidity and mortality, and poor quality of life, poverty, stigma, as well as the fear of death persist for the affected people.
In line with the 72nd World Health Assembly, which approved the designation of 14th April as World Chagas Disease Day, this Special Thematic Issue aims to contribute to greater information dissemination and awareness about Chagas disease. This Special Issue shall focus inter alia on critical-reflective and innovative analyses of the epidemiology of Chagas diseases in endemic and non-endemic areas, Trypanosoma cruzi transmission dynamics, the role of sylvatic and domestic reservoirs, new surveillance and control strategies, advances in the diagnosis and treatment of T. cruzi infection, T. cruzi diversity and the natural history of Chagas disease, the management of clinical complications, predictors of disease progression, and physical and psychosocial rehabilitation. Studies performing economic analyses, successful experiences implemented in the field, and approaches on social and human sciences are also welcome.
Prof. Dr. Jorg Heukelbach
Prof. Dr. Alberto Novaes Ramos Jr.
Prof. Dr. Andrea Silvestre de Sousa
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- Chagas disease
- American Trypanosomiasis
- Trypanosoma cruzi infection
- Neglected tropical disease
- Public health
- Prevention and control
- Clinical research
- Social science