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Is chagas disease a problem in california?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Occurs

The first acute case (american trypanosomiasis) occurred in 1982 in lake don pedro, california.
2.5% of people living in the immediate area had antibodies to t. Cruzi as well as some dogs and squirrels. “an estimate of the burden of chagas disease in the United States” by c. Bern & s. Montgomery estimated 300, 167 trypanosoma cruzi infections in the us.

In brief: Occurs

The first acute case (american trypanosomiasis) occurred in 1982 in lake don pedro, california.
2.5% of people living in the immediate area had antibodies to t. Cruzi as well as some dogs and squirrels. “an estimate of the burden of chagas disease in the United States” by c. Bern & s. Montgomery estimated 300, 167 trypanosoma cruzi infections in the us.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: No

Very rare.

In brief: No

Very rare.
Dr. Jason Hemming
Dr. Jason Hemming
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