Triatoma dimidiata Infestation in Chagas Disease Endemic Regions of Guatemala: Comparison of Random and Targeted Cross-Sectional Surveys.


King, RJ; Cordon-Rosales, C; Cox, J; Davies, CR; Kitron, UD; (2011) Triatoma dimidiata Infestation in Chagas Disease Endemic Regions of Guatemala: Comparison of Random and Targeted Cross-Sectional Surveys. PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 5 (4). e1035. ISSN 1935-2727 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0001035

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Abstract

Guatemala is presently engaged in the Central America Initiative to interrupt Chagas disease transmission by reducing intradomiciliary prevalence of Triatoma dimidiata, using targeted cross-sectional surveys to direct control measures to villages exceeding the 5% control threshold. The use of targeted surveys to guide disease control programs has not been evaluated. Here, we compare the findings from the targeted surveys to concurrent random cross-sectional surveys in two primary foci of Chagas disease transmission in central and southeastern Guatemala.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Disease Control
PubMed ID: 21532742
Web of Science ID: 289937400018
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/867

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