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Chagas (Trypanosomiasis-American)

Other Names: American Trypanosomiasis, New World Trypanosomiasis, South American Trypanosomiasis, Mal de Chagas, Chagas-Mazza disease
Chagas disease is a parasitic disease transmitted primarily by triatomine insects and can cause heart disease, megaesophagus, and megacolon among humans. I can also affect a variety of mammals.

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  • Trypanosoma cruzi

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