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According to WHO, Chagas disease has already reached 8 million worldwide

The disease is endemic in Latin America, but has already reached the United States, Canada, European countries and the Pacific

 
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The best way to combat the disease is through contorle Barber, insect trasmissor disease
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About 8 million people suffer from Chagas disease worldwide, reported on Wednesday (3), the World Health Organization (WHO).

The disease is endemic in Latin America, but has already reached the United States, Canada, European countries and the Pacific region, the statement said the UN agency.

One of the biggest problems of health systems are the cost of the treatments. Only in Colombia, the annual cost of the infected reaches $ 267 million.

According to WHO, the best way to prevent disease is to control the transmitter, the insect popularly known as barber. In the case of Colombia, estimates show that the use of insecticides to kill the barber would cost about $ 10 million, 2% of the total spent on treatments.

Another warning is done by experts regarding the need for specific blood tests to prevent infection by transfusion or transplantation.

The cure of the disease is possible if the victim is treated early, soon after the insect bite. Approximately 30% of people who come to the chronic disease develop heart problems and digestive 10%.

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