By NewsDesk   @bactiman63 In a follow-up on a report from April, the World Health Assembly approved last week, the designation of a World Chagas Disease Day–A day which aims to raise public awareness...

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...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to benznidazole for use in children ages 2 to 12 years old with Chagas disease. It is the first treatment approved in the United...

The parasitic infection, Chagas disease, was first discovered in 1909 by Brazilian physician Carlos Chagas. According to the World Health Organization, an estimated more than 10,000 people die every...

The Health Surveillance Coordination (CVS) of Amapá and the Municipal Health Secretariat (Semsa) are investigating a Chagas disease outbreak that has affected at least ten people in the Rural Zone of...

In an article by Daisy Hernandez in The Atlantic Thursday titled, “Northern Virginia: ‘Ground Zero’ for Kissing Bug Disease”, she says that Northern Virginia, home of the most...

November 9, 2013 show: Chagas disease in North America LISTEN to the podcast here Today’s guest: Dr. Peter Hotez, president of the Sabin Vaccine Institute and founding dean of the National School of...