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Author Bastien, Joseph William, 1935-
Title The kiss of death : Chaga's disease in the Americas / Joseph William Bastien.
Imprint Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press, 1998.

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Author Bastien, Joseph William, 1935-
Subject Chagas' disease -- Bolivia -- Epidemiology.
Chagas' disease -- Latin America -- Epidemiology.
Chagas' disease -- Social aspects -- Bolivia.
Chagas' disease -- Social aspects -- Latin America.
Chagas' disease -- Bolivia -- Prevention.
Chagas' disease -- Latin America -- Prevention.
Housing and health -- Bolivia.
Housing and health -- Latin America.
Public health surveillance -- Bolivia.
Public health surveillance -- Latin America.
Chagas Disease -- epidemiology -- Bolivia.
Chagas Disease -- epidemiology -- Latin America.
Chagas Disease -- prevention and control -- Bolivia.
Chagas Disease -- prevention and control -- Latin America.
Housing -- Bolivia.
Housing -- Latin America.
Population Surveillance -- Bolivia.
Population Surveillance -- Latin America.
Social Conditions -- Bolivia.
Social Conditions -- Latin America.
Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 301 pages) : illustrations
Contents Discovering Chagas' disease -- Early Andean disease -- Jampiris and Yachajs: Andean ethnomnedicine -- The crawling epidemic: epidemiology -- Colico miserere: enlarged colon -- Bertha: mal de corazon -- Culture and political economy of homes -- Pachamama snatched her: getting involved -- Sharing ideas -- Culture context model for Chagas' control -- Solutions.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-288) and index.
Summary "Chagas' disease has become one of the major public-health problems in Latin America. Current estimates are that sixteen to eighteen million people are infected. It is caused by a flagellate protozoan whose vector is the triatomine or vinchuca bug, locally referred to as the "kissing bug" because of its tendency to lodge on victims' faces during sleep." "Although there is no cure for the chronic stage, the disease vectors can be controlled and possibly eliminated through improved hygiene and living conditions. No longer exclusive to Latin America, Chagas' disease is spreading to North America with the migration of infected bugs, hosts, transfusions, transplant organs, and changes in climate." "The Kiss of Death is a thorough study of Chagas' disease with analysis of research involving epidemiology, entomology, parasitology, pathology, and immunology."--Jacket.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0585106975 (electronic bk.)
9780585106977 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 43476010
Additional Format Print version: Bastien, Joseph William, 1935- Kiss of death. Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press, 1998 0874805597 (DLC) 98018279 (OCoLC)38948299
Table of Contents
Ch. 1Discovering Chagas' Disease1
Ch. 2Early Andean Disease19
Ch. 3Jampiris and Yachajs: Andean Ethnomedicine30
Ch. 4The Crawling Epidemic: Epidemiology46
Ch. 5Colico Miserere: Enlarged colon65
Ch. 6Bertha: Mal de Corazon78
Ch. 7Culture and Political Economy of Homes88
Ch. 8Pachamama Snatched Her: Getting Involved107
Ch. 9Sharing Ideas124
Ch. 10Culture Context Model for Chagas' Control / Joseph Bastien, Oscar Velasco134
Ch. 11Solutions146
App. 1Trypanosoma cruzi159
App. 2Strains of T. cruzi163
App. 3Immunization against T. cruzi166
App. 4Triatoma infestans173
App. 5House Infestation in Bolivia179
App. 6House Infestation in Latin America184
App. 7Vector species of T. cruzi in the Americas186
App. 8Hosts for T. cruzi194
App. 9Acute Chagas' Disease196
App. 10Chronic Heart Disease203
App. 11Immune Response / Joseph Bastien, George Stewart205
App. 12Diagnostic Tests217
App. 13Chemotherapy220
App. 14Baseline Studies in Chuquisaca226

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