I am reading about Chagas disease. It is not clear for me if the transmission from mother to child can be called vector transmission or not, because I read in wikipedia that:

In Chagas-endemic areas, the main mode of transmission is through an insect vector called a triatomine bug

So, main mode of transmission is through the vector but from mother to child is also a less common mode of transmission?

Any help?

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Mother-to-Child transmission is known as "vertical transmission". Vector transmission exclusively refers to an intermediate organism (often, but not always, an insect).

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