Acta Trop 2021 May 7:105948. Epub 2021 May 7.
Institute of Studies in Public Health, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Avenida Horácio Macedo, S/N, Ilha do Fundão - Cidade Universitária, 21941-598 Rio de Janeiro, Rio deJaneiro, Brazil; Department of Epidemiology, Social Medicine Institute, State University of Rio de Janeiro, Rua São Francisco Xavier 524, Maracanã, 20550-013 Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Chagas disease remains an important public health problem with high morbidity and mortality in several Latin American countries. This nationwide population-based ecological study analyzes the epidemiological characteristics and time trends of Chagas disease-related mortality in Brazil, 2000-2019. We included all deaths reported in Brazil in which Chagas disease was mentioned in the death certificate either as an underlying or associated cause of death (multiple causes of death). Read More