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    Source: http://blogs.plos.org/speakingofmedi...e-new-numbers/
    Chagas Disease: The New Numbers

    By Peter Hotez
    Posted: March 3, 2015

    Peter Hotez (@PeterHotez), Co-Editor in Chief of PLOS NTDs, comments on new WHO estimates of the burden of Chagas disease in Latin America.
    The World Health Organization (WHO) has just released new estimates on the number of people living with Chagas disease (American trypanosomiasis caused by Trypanosoma cruzi) in Latin America by country (for the year 2010), together with estimates on new cases due to vectorial, maternal-to-child, and blood transfusion transmission (pdf available here). Shown in Tables 1 and 2 is my summary and ranking of some of these data...
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