Parasites of Central America


Parasites Disease Occurrence Mortality
Entamoeba histolytica Amoebiasis 5 million
Leishmania chagasi L. mexicana Cutaineous leishmaniasis 150,000
Taenia solium cystercercosis 6.5 million
Trypanosoma cruzi Chagas disease 8 million
Strongyloides stercoralis Strongyloidiasis ~3.3 million
Plasmodium sp. Malaria 500,000