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The American trypanosomiasis or Chagas disease, caused by the protozoan Trypanosomacruzi, affects the Paraíba hinterland region that is an endemic region by having multiple individuals being affected by it often, the main vector of transmission, is the triatomine, aka barber, they are considered to have very high dispersion. Teixeira-PB is a city that is located in that region, and a lot of people have found the vector in their homes, and also who having relatives who affected by the protozoan. The data that express this characteristic reflect the importance of applying preventive measures in this city, because the political authorities, according to information collected via questionnaire, in recent years seem to give much attention to fight the disease. Another contributing factor to describe the absence of measures that constrain the vector explains why individuals living in urban or rural areas, who had contact with the vector have been unwilling to carry out serological tests to diagnose Chagas disease, and were either sent by the health department to perform a procedure like. Therefore, the fact that this city is in need of prophylaxis, which cover up the residents to contract and spread an incurable and silent epidemic like this that can leave the carrier in clinical status of high risk of death.
Key words: Chagas disease, Trypanosomacruzi, Triatominesbugs, endemic area
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