Elimination of Chagas Disease by Dr. C. J. Schofield, KFWH Advisor
Over 80% of Chagas infections in Latin America are passed on by domestic insect vectors. Dr. Chris Schofield outlines how eliminating these on a very large scale would stop disease transmission, as well as the risk of insect vectors spreading elsewhere in the world. Early disease detection and treatment combined with continued surveillance for insect re-infestation are also essential to meet the challenge of eliminating Chagas disease as a public health problem.
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Dr. Christopher Schofield is Coordinator of ECLAT at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is a world renowned researcher of Chagas Disease. We are privileged to have Dr. Schofield as a member of our Kids for World Health Advisory Board.