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Trypanosoma cruzi screening in Texas blood donors, 2008-2012.
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PMID:  25170765     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
SUMMARY Chagas disease is an important emerging disease in Texas that results in cardiomyopathy in about 30% of those infected with the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi. Between the years 2008 and 2012, about 1/6500 blood donors were T. cruzi antibody-confirmed positive. We found older persons and minority populations, particularly Hispanic, at highest risk for screening positive for T. cruzi antibodies during routine blood donation. Zip code analysis determined that T. cruzi is associated with poverty. Chagas disease has a significant disease burden and is a cause of substantial economic losses in Texas.
Authors:
M N Garcia; L Woc-Colburn; S N Rossmann; R L Townsend; S L Stramer; M Bravo; H Kamel; R Beddard; M Townsend; R Oldham; M E Bottazzi; P J Hotez; K O Murray
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-8-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Epidemiology and infection     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1469-4409     ISO Abbreviation:  Epidemiol. Infect.     Publication Date:  2014 Aug 
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Created Date:  2014-8-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703737     Medline TA:  Epidemiol Infect     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-4     Citation Subset:  -    
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