By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 New insight on how a parasite can resist current therapies has been published in the open-access eLife journal. The study in cultures of human cells infected with Trypanosoma...

A new rapid diagnostic test that can differentiate between different strains of Chagas disease parasite could lead to a widespread testing programme. Researchers from Imperial College London, the University...

Chagas disease is a potentially life-threatening parasitic disease that affects  up to 300,000 people in the United States and millions in South America. The current treatment regimen is–oral benznidazole...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 Researchers in the University of Georgia’s Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases have found that a more intensive, less frequent drug regimen with currently...

People living with Chagas disease without symptoms or signs of cardiac injury are at high risk of developing cardiomyopathy, a progressive heart disease, and the risk more than doubled among patients with...

Bayer announced today that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Lampit® (nifurtimox) for use in pediatric patients (from birth to less than 18 years of age and weighing at...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Entomologists with Texas A&M University’s AgriLife Research are reporting an increase in kissing bugs collected in multiple regions of of Texas this year. Kissing...

An infection with Chagas disease is only possible in Latin America since the insect species that spread the disease only occur there. Scientists at Goethe University and the Senckenberg Society for Natural...

For the first time, the international community is on Tuesday celebrating World Chagas Disease Day to raise awareness of this neglected and entirely treatable tropical disease. “The only way to keep...

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)...