Locally acquired cases of Chagas disease are exceedingly rare in the United States. Only 28 autochthonous infections were documented from 1955 to 2015.
A recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) describes the first locally transmitted Chagas disease case in the state of Missouri.
Joining me to talk about this unusual case is George Turabelidze, MD, PhD. Dr Turabelidze is with the Division of Community and Public Health with the Missouri Department of Health.
Show notes: Autochthonous Chagas Disease — Missouri, 2018