A total of 910 mothers attending the Percy Boland Maternity Institute in Santa Cruz were investigated.
Of these mothers, 9.5% transmitted Chagas' disease to their children.
It was observed that the frequency of congenital transmission in the city was influenced by certain socio-cultural factors relating to the mother, such as increased fertility, early age of motherhood and blood transfusions, and also by the movement of migrants from other endemic regions of Bolivia and from rural areas in the same department.
It is postulated that the persistence of the disease in the urban setting is due to a second-generation transmission cycle.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trypanosomiase américaine, Trypanosomiase, Protozoose, Infection, Bolivie, Amérique du Sud, Amérique, Milieu culturel, Congénital, Femme, Homme, Transmission, Epidémiologie, Statut socioéconomique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Chagas disease, Trypanosomiasis, Protozoal disease, Infection, Bolivia, South America, America, Cultural environment, Congenital, Woman, Human, Transmission, Epidemiology, Socioeconomic status
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Code Inist : 002B05E02B6. Création : 199406.