New AIDS of the Americas CHAGAS DISEASE

Posted on May 30, 2012 • Filed under: Latin America Health, Latin America News, TRAVEL

A little-known life-threatening 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. Similar to AIDS, Chagas is difficult to detect and it can take years for symptoms to emerge, according to experts writing in the journal PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. Read Article

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