Declare 14 April as “World Day for People Affected by Chagas Disease” A Change.org petition was recently posted by La Federacion Internacional de Asociaciones de Personas Afectadas por la...

Chagas is a potentially deadly parasitic disease caused by the microorganism, Trypanosoma cruzi. It is transmitted to humans by insects known as kissing bugs, as well as via blood transfusions, organ...

Venezuela’s tumbling economy and authoritarian rule have precipitated an unprecedented humanitarian crisis. The country is now experiencing a more than 1 million percent inflation, healthcare is in...

Filarial worms are long thread like worms that live in the tissue and body cavities of vertebrates. Their eggs mature into tiny larvae called microfilariae. There are at least eight filarids that are of...

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...