Disease caused by the protozoan parasite (Trypanosoma cruzi) transmitted by bites of blood-feeding Assassin bugs (Hemiptera: Reduviidae, subfamily Triatominae). Occurs in northern South America, Central America, and Mexico.
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CDC Travelers' Health: American Trypanosomiasis (Chagas Disease)
Advice for travelers on this infection including mode of transmission, occurrence, clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment, and the preventative measures that can be taken.
CDC: Chagas Disease
Detailed information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Information from the World Health Organization.
Blog on this disease which presents a serious public health challenge for Latin America and elsewhere.
The Kiss of Death: Chagas' Disease in the Americas
A study of the disease by Dr. Joseph Bastien.
MedicineNet: Chagas Disease (American Trypanosomiasis)
Provides information on this disease caused by a protozoan parasite, its history, cause, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment and the research being undertaken.
MedlinePlus: Chagas Disease
Directory of news, articles, and factsheets.
PAHO: Chagas Disease (American Trypanosomiasis)
Provides information on surveillance in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras and the prevention and control activities currently being carried out there.
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