Chagas disease, also known as American trypanosomiasis, is a parasitic infection caused by the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi. The natural reservoir of the parasite is mainly wild animals such as opossums, armadillos, and rodents, while the main mode of transmission to humans is through the bite of infected triatomine bugs, also known as kissing bugs. Chagas disease is endemic in parts of Central and South America, where poverty and poor living conditions contribute to its spread…. Read More »

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