Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Chagas disease

  • Chagas disease, a tropical illness that is transmitted by biting insects, may pose a major unseen threat to poor populations in the Americas and Europe, according to a report published May 29 in the journal PLoS.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Chagas disease, which is caused by parasites transmitted to humans by a tiny insect called the "kissing bug", is "the New HIV/AIDS of the Americas", according to a leading expert in tropical diseases.
  • (Toronto Star)
  • Health officials in the US are beginning to take notice of a new disease called Chagas. So far about 300-thousand people in the US have been diagnosed with it. This tiny blood-sucking bug is creating tremendous concern for North American health officials.
  • (Presstv)
  • Top news coming in to an overcast San Francisco today is about an insect-borne disease that most people dont know about.  That disease--Chagas disease--according to, is fast becoming known as the new AIDS of the Americas.
  • (Examiner)
  • A little-known illness caused by blood sucking insects has been labelled the 'new AIDS of the Americas' by experts. The parasitic illness called Chagas Disease has similarities to the early spread of HIV, according to a new study.
  • (Daily Mail)
  • A new infection these insects carry is even being called The New AIDS of the Americas. Chagas disease is transmitted to humans by blood-sucking insects, like mosquitoes. Tropical disease experts say the spread of Chagas towards the U.S.
  • (WDTV)
  • Good evening Experts call it the "new AIDS of the Americas." A parasitic infection called Chagas Disease has similarities to the early spread of HIV, according to research published recently in the journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.
  • (Albany Times Union (blog))
  • But judges also said officers used excessive force by using stun guns. SEE ALSO: Chagas Disease, New AIDS Of America Malaika Brooks was driving her son to school in 2004 when she was stopped for speeding.
  • (News One)
  • Others are neglected Tropical disease such as Schistosomiasisi, lieshemeniasis, brucellosis, Chagas Disease etc, Maternal, Child and reproductive health, vaccinology and immunology, health policy and system research and clinical trials.
  • (Ujah -
  • JUST GREAT! The reason for this is because the early symptoms of the disease are very similar to AIDS/HIV. Chagas Disease disease is considered a neglected disease and very much overlooked. LIKE AIDS? Yep.
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