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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Parasitic disease: Chaga's a tropical parasitic disease caused by the parasite trypanosoma cruzi, transmitted by the reduvid "kissing bugs" in parts of south and central ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Parasite: Chagas disease is transmitted to humans by the bite of kissing bugs, mother to fetus & by contaminated food. They suck blood & pass on a protozoan ca ... Read More

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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Chagas' disease: It is an organism called trypanosoma cruzi. Read the Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chagas_disease
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
10 years experience Infectious Disease
By insects: The causative agent of chagas disease (t. Cruzi) is transmitted by bloodsucking insects or kissing bugs.
Dr. Yale Kanter
61 years experience Ophthalmology
Chaga's Dis: Chagas disease is caused by trypanosoma cruzi, a parasite related to the african trypanosome that causes sleeping sickness. It is spread by reduvid bu ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Contaminated juice: Chagas disease is transmitted to humans by the bite of kissing bugs which suck blood & pass on a protozoan called trypanosoma cruzi. It can be passed ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
10 years experience Infectious Disease
By insects: The causative agent of chagas disease (t. Cruzi) is transmitted by bloodsucking insects or kissing bugs.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Bello
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Chagas disease: By the inoculation of a parasite (trypanosoma cruzi) through the bite of an infested beatle. In brazil they call it :barbeiro" (barber), because it li ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Mirkin
45 years experience Gastroenterology
Parasite: Parasite spread by insects primarily in south america. Can cause problems later in life in digestive and cardiac disease.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
See below: Acute phase: no symptoms or nonspecific fever syndrome. Chronic phase: no symptoms (40-50%), cardiomyopathy with congestive failure (10-25%), esophago ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
44 years experience Family Medicine
A trypanosome: A blood borne parasite spread by bites from bugs called "kissing bugs" that is rare in the usa but common in mexico and central america.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lea Danielsen
32 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: It needs to be treated if diagnosed. It first causes mainly fever and fatigue, just not feeling well. The symptoms go away. However, years later it ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Cook
Dr. Seth Cook answered
26 years experience Pathology
It is an infection.: Chagas disease occurs mainly in South America but can also occur in the United States. Trypanosoma cruzi is the name of the parasite that causes the d ... Read More
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