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Volume 9, Number 1—January 2003

Research

Congenital Transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi Infection in Argentina

Ricardo E. Gürtler*Comments to Author , Elsa L. Segura†, and Joel E. Cohen‡
Author affiliations: *Departamento de Ecología, Genética y Evolución, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina; †Centro Nacional de Diagnóstico e Investigación en Endemo-epidemias, Buenos Aires, Argentina; ‡Laboratory of Populations, Rockefeller and Columbia Universities, New York, New York USA

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Nationwide and province-specific numbers of reported cases of congenital Trypanosoma cruzi infection notified to the Ministry of Health of Argentina. Mean coefficient of variation among provinces over time, 266%; range 39% to 283%. For the city and Province of Buenos Aires, we used the 1994–2001 data corrected by the Chagas National Surveillance System.

Figure 1. Nationwide and province-specific numbers of reported cases of congenital Trypanosoma cruzi infection notified to the Ministry of Health of Argentina. Mean coefficient of variation among provinces over time, 266%; range 39% to 283%. For the city and Province of Buenos Aires, we used the 1994–2001 data corrected by the Chagas National Surveillance System.

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