Chagas disease has spread outside of Latin America and carries high risk of heart disease

August 20th, 2018 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized

Chagas disease is caused by a parasite, transmitted by a blood-sucking insect -- Trypanosoma cruzi -- and less frequently, from mother to fetus or by contaminated food or drink. About one third of infected individuals develop chronic heart disease. Though mostly found in Central and South America, Chagas disease has become more common worldwide, including an estimated 300,000 infected persons in the United States.
Source: Health Medicine Science Daily

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