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Is chagas disease waterborne?
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: 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 through the placenta by mother to fetus, via breast milk, blood transfusions, organ transplants and by eating contaminated foods. There are different cases which were spread by contaminated acai, sugar cane and guava juices. H20- variable input.

In brief: 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 through the placenta by mother to fetus, via breast milk, blood transfusions, organ transplants and by eating contaminated foods. There are different cases which were spread by contaminated acai, sugar cane and guava juices. H20- variable input.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology
In brief: 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 bugs and is one of the major health problems in south america. Due to immigration, the disease also affects people in the United States.

In brief: 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 bugs and is one of the major health problems in south america. Due to immigration, the disease also affects people in the United States.
Dr. Yale Kanter
Dr. Yale Kanter
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Dr. Willam Lau
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: By insects
The causative agent of chagas disease (t.
Cruzi) is transmitted by bloodsucking insects or kissing bugs.

In brief: By insects
The causative agent of chagas disease (t.
Cruzi) is transmitted by bloodsucking insects or kissing bugs.
Dr. Willam Lau
Dr. Willam Lau
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