Identifying Health Centers in Honduras Infested with Rhodnius Prolixus Using the Seroprevalence of Chagas Disease in Children Younger than 13 Years.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/17659
Title:
Identifying Health Centers in Honduras Infested with Rhodnius Prolixus Using the Seroprevalence of Chagas Disease in Children Younger than 13 Years.
Authors:
Spurling, G; Lucas, R; Doust, J
Journal:
The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Abstract:
The objective of this study is to determine if a Chagas disease protocol starting with a serological survey is as reliable at identifying insect-infested areas as one using the gold standard entomological survey. The study found that health center areas infested with Rhodnius prolixus were identified using a threshold seroprevalence of 0.1%. The serological survey took half the time and was 30% less expensive than the entomological survey. Developing countries with limited resources may find this strategy useful in combating Chagas disease. This strategy also identifies seropositive children, which facilitates their treatment.
Affiliation:
University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia; Médecins Sans Frontières, Paris, France. g.spurling@uq.edu.au
Publisher:
Published by: American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Issue Date:
Aug-2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/17659
PubMed ID:
16103595
Additional Links:
http://www.ajtmh.org
Language:
en
ISSN:
0002-9637
Appears in Collections:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSpurling, G-
dc.contributor.authorLucas, R-
dc.contributor.authorDoust, J-
dc.date.accessioned2008-02-07T11:27:00Z-
dc.date.available2008-02-07T11:27:00Z-
dc.date.issued2005-08-
dc.identifier.citationIdentifying Health Centers in Honduras Infested with Rhodnius Prolixus Using the Seroprevalence of Chagas Disease in Children Younger than 13 Years. 2005, 73 (2):307-8 Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg.en
dc.identifier.issn0002-9637-
dc.identifier.pmid16103595-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/17659-
dc.description.abstractThe objective of this study is to determine if a Chagas disease protocol starting with a serological survey is as reliable at identifying insect-infested areas as one using the gold standard entomological survey. The study found that health center areas infested with Rhodnius prolixus were identified using a threshold seroprevalence of 0.1%. The serological survey took half the time and was 30% less expensive than the entomological survey. Developing countries with limited resources may find this strategy useful in combating Chagas disease. This strategy also identifies seropositive children, which facilitates their treatment.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPublished by: American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene-
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ajtmh.org-
dc.rightsArchived on this site with the kind permission of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, www.astmh.orgen
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten
dc.subject.meshAnimalsen
dc.subject.meshAntibodies, Protozoanen
dc.subject.meshChagas Diseaseen
dc.subject.meshChilden
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschoolen
dc.subject.meshCommunity Health Centersen
dc.subject.meshHondurasen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshInsect Vectorsen
dc.subject.meshRhodniusen
dc.subject.meshSeroepidemiologic Studiesen
dc.subject.meshTrypanosoma cruzien
dc.titleIdentifying Health Centers in Honduras Infested with Rhodnius Prolixus Using the Seroprevalence of Chagas Disease in Children Younger than 13 Years.en
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia; Médecins Sans Frontières, Paris, France. g.spurling@uq.edu.auen
dc.identifier.journalThe American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygieneen

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