Last week, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) met in Washington, DC to discuss the current status of Chagas, as well as future management of the disease. Progress has been made with vector...

A cooperation agreement to facilitate and strengthen access to diagnosis and treatment for patients with Chagas and other diseases of public health interest was signed by the Ministry of Health and Social...

Health officials in Táchira state in western Venezuela have declared an alert due to an outbreak of the parasitic disease, Chagas disease. In the village of Puerto Nuevo, Libertador, the Health Corporation...

At least three Chagas disease cases have been reported from the southernmost municipality of Lábrea in Amazonas state, Brazil, according to a globo.com report (computer translated). Amazonas Health...

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Mundo Sano Foundation are working to make an essential antiparasitic medicine for treatment of Chagas disease widely accessible to children. Treatment with benznidazole...

Solitary weasel-like animals called tayra might look pretty harmless, but some may actually be incubators for a parasite that causes Chagas disease, a chronic, debilitating condition that is spread by...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to benznidazole for use in children ages 2 to 12 years old with Chagas disease. It is the first treatment approved in the United...

The parasitic infection, Chagas disease, was first discovered in 1909 by Brazilian physician Carlos Chagas. According to the World Health Organization, an estimated more than 10,000 people die every...

A pair of scientists at The University of Texas at El Paso is one step closer to developing the first ever clinical Chagas disease vaccine. Researchers Rosa Maldonado, Ph.D., and Igor Almeida, Ph.D.,...

April 14, 2017 was World Chagas Day. Despite 6-7 million patients worldwide, in both poor and wealthy regions, Chagas disease remains one of the most neglected of the neglected tropical diseases globally....