Sport, Childhood and Chagas
Did you know…?
It is estimated that in Spain there are 48,000 to 86,000 people infected with Chagas disease.
Every year, 500,000 people are hospitalized with dengue virus.
26 million school-age children are exposed to various intestinal worms or soil-transmitted helminths.
In 2014, more than 15,000 suspected cases of Chikungunya were reported in the Caribbean.
Approximately 500 million people in the Americas are at risk of infection with dengue.
The four dengue serotypes (DENV-1, DENV-2, DENV-3 and DEN-V 4) circulate throughout the Americas, in some countries simultaneously.
Worldwide, more than 12 million people are infected with leishmaniasis, and 350 million people are at risk.
It is estimated that 75% of all cases of cutaneous leishmaniasis are concentrated in 10 countries, four of which are in the Americas: Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Nicaragua.
Chagas is an endemic disease in 21 countries of the Americas, and affects 6 to 8 million people.
Every year, 28,000 new cases of Chagas disease are reported in the Americas. And 8,000 newborns are infected during pregnancy.
Approximately 65 million people are exposed to Chagas disease in the Americas.
In Argentina, at least one and a half million inhabitants are infected, and more than 300,000 people suffer heart disorders associated with Chagas disease.