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
- Chagas disease - Wikipedia
Chagas disease, also known as American trypanosomiasis, is a tropical parasitic disease caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi. It is spread mostly by insects ...
- CDC - Parasites
A parasite is an organism that lives on or in a host and gets its food from or at the expense of its host. Parasites can cause disease in humans.
- The Kiss of Death: The History of Chagas' Disease - Carlos ...
Carlos Justiniano Ribeiro Chagas was born on July 9, 1879, in the town of Oliveira, Brazil, of farmers whose descendents came to Brazil in the seventeenth century.
- Malaria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease affecting humans and other animals caused by parasitic protozoans (a group of single-celled microorganisms) belonging ...
- About Malaria – DNDi
What is Malaria? Impact 214 million cases in 2015 438,000 deaths 3.2 billion people at risk 55,111,095 DALYs. Malaria is the leading parasitic cause of morbidity and ...
- Chagas disease - MSF USA - MSF USA | Medical aid where it ...
Chagas is not as well known as diseases such as malaria or cholera, but it affects between six and seven million people and kills up to 12,500 people each year.
- The discovery of Trypanosoma cruzi and Chagas disease ...
ABSTRACT. This article analyzes the discovery of Chagas disease and the parasite that causes it (Trypanosoma cruzi) by Carlos Chagas in 1908/1909, with a special ...
- Chagas’ Disease — NEJM
Chagas’ disease is caused by the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, which is transmitted when the infected feces of the triatomine vector are inoculated through ...
- Chagas 'Kissing Bug' Disease In Texas - Business Insider
Chagas is a vector-borne disease, so it would make more sense to study why the vector -- the insect -- is on the increase in the U.S., which might give ...
- Another deadly disease invades with illegals - WND
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website explains that Chagas disease has an acute and a chronic phase that, if untreated, lasts a lifetime.