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American Trypanosomiasis; South American Trypanosomiasis 

Malaria (Italian: "bad air"; formerly called ague or marsh fever in English) is an infectious disease which in humans causes about 350-500 million infections and over 1 million deaths annually, mainly in the tropics and sub-Saharan Africa.

Chagas disease (also called American trypanosomiasis) is a Mammalian disease occurring only in the Americas. It is caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi, one of the kinetoplastid flagellates, transmitted to humans by triatomine insects known in the different countries as assassin bug, vinchuca, kissing bug, chipo, barbeiro, etc. Common triatomine vector species for trypanosomiasis belong to the genera Triatoma, Rhodinius, and Panstrongylus.


Malaria as related to Chagas Disease