New research suggests that fatalities from Chagas disease may be under-reported due to its non-symptomatic stage. Trypanosoma cruzi increases the risk of death in infected individuals.
Public Health May 20, 2017
The new compound GNF6702 can kill the kinteoplastid parasites that cause the neglected tropical diseases chagas disease, leishmaniasis and sleeping sickness. In a study on mice, treatment did not cause adverse side effects.
Medicine August 9, 2016
Everything you need to know about the kissing bugs, how they transmit the Chagas disease, symptoms of the disease and subsequent treatment.
Life March 26, 2016
The world has all eyes on the Zika virus. Now, scientists warn that two other parasitic diseases can also be passed from mother to child through the placenta.
Life February 2, 2016
Martin Shkreli is again causing a stir when he announced plans to increase the price of the Chagas disease drug benznidazole. The price of the drug could be similar to those of hepatitis C drugs.
Life December 14, 2015
An insect whose bite can spread a disease that can cause damage to the heart has been found in 28 states, the CDC says. Kissing bugs can carry a parasite that causes an infection known as Chagas disease.
Life November 26, 2015
Researchers study the vector mostly linked to Chagas disease. Kissing bugs carry the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi and the study aims to determine certain characteristics these bugs have to develop effective insect control methods in the future.
Life November 18, 2015
Chagas disease is spreading into the United States, and a new study suggests it may be spread by the common bed bug.
Life November 18, 2014
A new disease that commonly occurs in Central America, South America and Mexico is becoming prevalent in the U.S, particularly in Texas. The potentially deadly Chagas disease is caused by a parasite transmitted by the kissing bug.
Life November 5, 2014
An Incan woman died hundreds of years ago, and her body was mummified in the desert. A new analysis now reveals more about her life, and her tragic death.
Animals February 27, 2014