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Chagas Disease

Chagas disease is a disease caused by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, which is transmitted to animals and humans through insects. Chagas disease is found only in the Americas (mainly, in rural areas of Latin America where poverty is widespread).

Two phases occur in Chagas disease. During the first, or the acute phase, the patient may contract common symptoms such as fever, fatigue, body aches, headache, rash, diarrhea, and vomiting. The second, or chronic phase, may develop after and the patient may develop: heart failure, heart attack, or intestinal stomach pains and difficulty passing stools.


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