Risks of Chagas disease (American trypanosomiasis)

Find out what the risks of Chagas disease are and who is most at risk.

What are the risks of getting Chagas disease?

The risk for most travellers is low. Your risk increases if you visit rural areas in places where Chagas disease is found, such as:

  • Mexico
  • Central America
  • South America

Your risk will also be higher if you sleep:

  • outdoors
  • in poorly-built houses with:
    • cracked walls
    • mud walls
    • thatched roofs

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