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Volume 15, Number 4—April 2009
THEME ISSUE
The Amazon Region

Dispatches

Oral Transmission of Chagas Disease by Consumption of Açaí Palm Fruit, Brazil

Aglaêr A. NóbregaComments to Author , Marcio H. Garcia, Erica Tatto, Marcos T. Obara, Elenild Costa, Jeremy Sobel, and Wildo N. Araujo
Author affiliations: Brazilian Ministry of Health, Brasília, Brazil (A.A. Nóbrega, M.H. Garcia, E. Tatto, M.T. Obara, W.N. Araujo); Secretariat of Public Health, Belem, Brazil (E. Costa); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (J. Sobel); Gonçalo Muniz Institute, Salvador, Brazil (W.N. Araujo)

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A) Açaí palm and açaí fruit. B) Location of Barcarena in Pará State, Brazil. C) Epidemic curve for 11 case-patients with acute Chagas disease, Barcarena, Brazil, September–October 2006.

Figure 1. A) Açaí palm and açaí fruit. B) Location of Barcarena in Pará State, Brazil. C) Epidemic curve for 11 case-patients with acute Chagas disease, Barcarena, Brazil, September–October 2006.

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