Category: World Chagas Disease Day

Chagas disease in the United States: We’ve made lots of progress, but our work is not done

I have seen many important and positive changes around Chagas disease awareness, diagnosis, and treatment over the past few years, but there is still much to do.  Chagas disease is caused by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi. Chagas disease is usually spread by triatomine bugs but can also be spread by an infected mother to her unborn baby. It can lead to serious heart disease and, less often, Read More >

Posted on by Susan P. Montgomery, DVM, MPH, Veterinary Medical Officer, CDC, Center for Global Health, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria2 Comments