Congenital Transmission of Chagas Disease in Latin American Immigrants in Switzerland
Published Date:Apr 2009
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 15(4):601-603.
Communicable Diseases, Emerging
Emigration And Immigration
Infectious Disease Transmission, Vertical
Pregnancy Complications, Parasitic
Description:International migration has changed the epidemiologic patterns of Chagas disease. Recently, 2 cases of Chagas disease transmitted from Latin American women to their newborns were diagnosed in Geneva, Switzerland. A retrospective study to detect Chagas disease showed a prevalence of 9.7% among 72 Latin American women tested during pregnancy in Switzerland.
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