Chagas Disease

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Last Updated: 02 May 2022

Chagas disease is brought on by the parasite, Trypanosoma cruzi. This parasite is found in the feces of the triatomine bug. This pest is referred to as the "kissing bug. " Chagas disease prevails in South America, Central America and Mexico, the primary home of the triatomine insect. Unusual cases of Chagas disease have additionally been found in the southern United States. Additionally called American trypanosomiasis, Chagas disease can infect anyone. Left untreated, Chagas disease later can cause severe heart and gastrointestinal issues. During the intense stage of infection, therapy of Chagas disease concentrates on eliminating the parasite. In people who have persistent Chagas disease, it's no more feasible to eliminate the bloodsucker. Treatment in this later phase is about managing signs and symptoms. You can also take actions to stop infection. Chagas disease can cause unexpected, short health problem, or it may be a lasting problem. Symptoms range from mild to severe, although lots of people do not experience symptoms till the chronic phase.

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