Traduction en anglais : Prevalence of human infections by Trypanosomia cruzi in Venezuelan blood banks.
Primary investigations carried out in blood banks in Venezuela during the 1950s, indicated that overall scroprevalence for Trypanosoma cruzi infection was 12% amongst blood donors.
In Venezuela, blood donation is free.
All public and private blood banks are controlled by the Ministry of Health.
As from 1988 the ELISA technique was uniformly used in blood banks for the detection of T. cruzi infections.
Annual median seroprevalence, between 1988 to 1992, was 1.20% (1.09-1.94%), with geographical variations between localities in several States.
States with higher prevalence rates are located in the western and central part of Venezuela:
Cojedes and Carabobo.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trypanosomiase américaine, Trypanosomiase, Protozoose, Infection, Venezuela, Amérique du Sud, Amérique, Homme, Epidémiologie, Sérologie, Anticorps, Trypanosoma cruzi, Rhizoflagellata, Protozoa, Banque sang, Risque infectieux, Transfusion
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Chagas disease, Trypanosomiasis, Protozoal disease, Infection, Venezuela, South America, America, Human, Epidemiology, Serology, Antibody, Trypanosoma cruzi, Rhizoflagellata, Protozoa, Blood bank, Infectious risk, Transfusion
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0089815
Code Inist : 002B05E02B6. Création : 199406.