by da Silva RA, Wanderley DMV, Forsyth C, Leite RM, Luna EJdA, Carneiro JN, Shikanai-Yasuda MA. Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo 2020; 62: e39. doi: 10.1590/s1678-9946202062039.
Summary: In this study, the authors describe the socioeconomic characteristics of Bolivian immigrants in Sao Paulo, their knowledge of Chagas disease, and the implications for access to health care. Using a structured questionnaire with 472 adults, the authors found that levels of familiarity with Chagas disease were low in this population. Raising awareness of the disease through specific communication strategies should be an essential component of public health programmes to reduce the burden of Chagas disease in this and other vulnerable populations.