A professor at the University of Texas-El Paso is reaching out to the community there to help with research on Chagas disease and its vector, the kissing bug. Joining me to talk about Chagas, kissing...

Health officials in Brazil are reporting two Chagas disease outbreaks in the northern state of Pará. According to a G1 Globo.com report (computer translated), two acute outbreaks of Chagas disease...

Chagas disease, caused by infection with a parasite called Trypanosoma cruzi (T cruzi), causes chronic heart disease in about one third of those infected. Over the past 40 years, Chagas disease has spread...

Paraguay has succeeded in interrupting the vector transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi in the home, the parasite that causes Chagas disease. This was verified last week by a group of international independent...

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...