Chagas disease is a parasitic disease caused by Trypanosoma cruzi. It is found mainly in endemic areas of 21 Latin American countries where infection is transmitted mostly by vectors to humans by contact...

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)– a diverse group of communicable diseases that prevail in tropical and subtropical conditions in 149 countries –...

Here are the top five posts on Outbreak News Today for the week Dec. 15 through Dec. 21: 5. Syphilis transmitted through semen? Researchers from the University of Washington suggest that Treponema...

The Tocantins State Department of Health in Central Brazil is reporting 14 confirmed Chagas disease cases after a family consumes contaminated juice in Aparecida do Rio Negro, according to a Globo.com...

Here are the top five posts on Outbreak News Today for the week Nov. 10 through Nov. 16: 5. Measles outbreak in Thailand: More than 1,500 cases in the South The measles outbreak in the southern provinces...

The World Health Organization (WHO) is shifting its focus towards active screening of girls and women of childbearing age to detect the presence of Trypanosoma cruzi, the causative parasite of Chagas...

Here are the top five posts on Outbreak News Today for the week Nov. 3 through Nov. 9: 5. K-State rower, Samantha Scott, dies from rare Lemierre syndrome I address the question, What is Lemierre syndrome?...

The State Department of Public Health (Sespa) confirmed on Sunday that a family of seven from Curralinho, Marajó contracted the parasitic infection, Chagas disease, after comsuming contaminated acai The...

More than 100 working dogs employed by the federal government across the United States have been infected with the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, the cause of Chagas disease, which may lead to heart problems,...

Health officials in Honduras received a certificate this week for the elimination of the vector that transmits Chagas disease, the Rhodnius prolixus bug, according to a health ministry report (computer...