Study of seroprevalence and clinical evaluation of Chagas disease in the population of the Municipality of Bermejo, Department of Tarija 2020 management
Bolivia (IFMSA-Bolivia) - Autonomous University ́Juan Misael Saracho ́, Tarija,
Dra. Cardozo Gira Soraya Ximena Research: Dr. Moreno Espinoza Diego Albertoo Fieldwork: Dra. Ortiz Daza Lourdes
Required: English Accepted: Spanish
4 weeks
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Type of Research Project
- Global Action Project (GAP)
What is the background of the project?
In the department of Tarija 48% of the population over 15 years of age has Chagas disease and 40 out of 100 pregnant women could be affected by this disease, but in addition, 4 to 5 percent of newborns are at risk of their mothers transmit the ailment to them. (Ministry of Health 2017). It is expected to establish the magnitude of the population infected by T. cruzi in a non-endemic municipality, a situation that will allow reorienting the planning of diagnosis similar interventions in non-endemic municipalities of similar characteristics. The present study will allow a diagnosis and treatment intervention of the infected population, with an epidemiological impact, since it is expected to interrupt the disease transmission pathways, mainly the congenital route, since the decrease in vertical transmission in women has been demonstrated in fertile age treated.
What is the aim of the project?
study the serotypes of chagas that occur in the city of Bermejo
What techniques and methods are used?
The study to be carried out is a descriptive, quantitative field epidemiological study
What is the role of the student?
- If the project is clinical
- the student will take active part in the clinical examination
- If the project is clinical
- the student will be allowed to work with patients
- The tasks will be done under supervision
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
The exchange student is expected to take an active part in the collection of patient data and screening through the registration forms, to which he must sign an informed concentration for incorporation into the study, and the subsequent delivery of the results of the immunochromatographic test.
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
Yes, Courses
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- The student will prepare a presentation
- The student’s name will be mentioned in a future publication
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
In the theoretical part: you must have a basic knowledge of Chagas disease. Research and field work: basic knowledge about semiology.
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students
- Pre-Medical students from the American-British system
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- Mantilla; MD JC; Suárez EU; Barraza MF. Chagas disease: clinicopathologic correlation. Series of cases of the University. Revista Colombiana de Cardiología. 2011 septiembre/octubre; 18(5).