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By Robert On Friday, January 12th, 2018
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Chagas disease: 7 family members from Lábrea infected, Açaí consumption suspected

In a follow-up on a report from last week, the Health Surveillance Foundation (FVS-AM) now reports seven Chagas disease cases from the same family group in  the southernmost municipality of Lábrea in Amazonas More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
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Chagas disease: Benznidazole IND receives FDA clearance

In a follow-up on a report on KaloBios Pharmaceutical’s Chagas disease drug, benznidazole, the California based biopharmaceutical company announced today its Investigational New Drug (IND) application More...

By Robert On Friday, May 9th, 2014
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CDC targets five Neglected Parasitic Infections in the US

When you think of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD), you think of diseases occurring in poor and developing countries. NTDs perpetuate a cycle of poverty that continues from generation to generation. Kissing bug More...

By Robert On Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
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Venezuela reports spike in Chagas disease cases in January 2014

The Venezuela Ministry of Health has reported a great surge of the parasitic infection, Chagas disease during the first month of 2014, according to an El Universal report Feb. 4 (computer translated). The “kissing More...

By Robert On Saturday, November 9th, 2013
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Chagas disease in North America: An interview with Dr. Peter Hotez

At the end of October, there was an editorial published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, by founding dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Peter Hotez, which More...

By Robert On Saturday, November 2nd, 2013
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Interview with Rachel Curtis, Texas A&M PhD student, who won AAVP award for Chagas research

A couple of weeks ago, I published a press release featuring a doctoral student who just won an award for an oral presentation on some of her preliminary research on Chagas at the American Association of Veterinary More...

By Robert On Friday, November 1st, 2013
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Chagas disease overlooked among North America’s impoverished

A leading cause of heart disease remains overlooked in North America’s most impoverished communities, researchers said today in an editorial published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. Chagas disease has rendered More...

By Robert On Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
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Texas A&M doctoral student, Rachel Curtis, receives AAVP award for Chagas research

Texas A&M PhD student Rachel Curtis developed a way to educate the public while enlisting their help in tracking an emerging disease that threatens wildlife and humans. Chagas disease is caused by the parasite More...

By Robert On Sunday, October 6th, 2013
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Chagas disease in dogs: San Antonio Humane Society reports seven cases so far in 2013

In a follow-up to the Chagas disease cases in dogs in San Antonio a couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to speak to the Director of Communications with the San Antonio Humane Society, Seamus Nelson to get More...

By Robert On Sunday, September 22nd, 2013
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Chagas disease reported in dogs in South Texas

Chagas disease, the parasitic infection caused by Trypanosoma cruzi, is found mainly in Latin America, where it is mostly transmitted to humans by the feces of triatomine bugs, known as “kissing bugs”. T. More...

By Robert On Thursday, April 25th, 2013
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Bolivia: Health officials say one million are infected with Chagas disease

According to a report today by the Latin American Information Agency, the Head of the Health Ministry Chagas Program, Max Enríquez said at least one million Bolivians are infected with the parasitic infection, More...

By Robert On Tuesday, September 4th, 2012
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Brazil Chagas outbreak linked to consumption of acai berries

An outbreak of Chagas disease in Brazil’s Para state is believed to be due to the consumption of acai berries. In the Para state, 35 people are infected with the parasitic disease. In the city of  Abaetetuba More...


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