Neglect of a Neglected Disease in Italy: The Challenge of Access-to-Care for Chagas Disease in Bergamo Area
AuthorsRepetto, Ernestina Carla
Al Rousan, Ahmad
Buoninsegna, Maria Chiara
Van den Bergh, Rafael
De Maio, Gianfranco
Egidi, Ada Maristella
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JournalPLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
AbstractChagas disease (CD) represents a growing problem in Europe; Italy is one of the most affected countries but there is no national framework for CD and access-to-care is challenging. In 2012 Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) started an intervention in Bergamo province, where many people of Latin American origin (PLAO) are resident. A new model-of-care for CD, initiated by Centre for Tropical Diseases of Sacro Cuore Hospital, Negrar (CTD), the NGO OIKOS and the Bolivian community since 2009 in the same area, was endorsed. Hereby, we aim to describe the prevalence of CD and the treatment management outcomes among PLAO screened from 1st June 2012 to 30th June 2013.
PublisherPublic Library of Science
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