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...

I recently read of this Loyola University News Orleans Parasitology professor who took a half-dozen of her undergraduate students to Almolonga, Jutiapa, Guatemala to assist and teach villagers, using...

The spread of Chagas disease, a potentially fatal parasitic disease transmitted by the triatomine bug, colloquially known as the “kissing bug,” has been linked to corrugated cardboard boxes,...

Health officials in Pará state in northern Brazil are concerned about the number of Chagas disease cases seen this year as two fatalities were reported recently in the city of Barcarena, according to...

Chagas disease (Trypanosoma cruzi infection) is a parasitic infection that can lead to fatal cardiac disease. While Latin America is known as an endemic area, there have been relatively few studies investigating...