Chagas Disease: A New Global Pandemic?


A parasitic infection called Chagas Disease is being called "the new AIDS of the Americas," according to the New York Daily News. Experts say that, like AIDS, Chagas is hard to detect and has a long incubation period before symptoms emerge.

Cooties, for Real: This New York Times report is kind of scary, about a stubborn illness called Chagas disease caused by a "kissing bug," aka Triatominae parasites. It's being called “the new, AIDS of the Americas” in a lengthy editorial published in

They argue that Chagas disease, a parasitic infection transmitted by blood-sucking insects, has become so widespread and serious — while remaining largely unrecognized — that it deserves to be considered a public health

They argue that Chagas disease, a parasitic infection transmitted by blood-sucking insects, has become so widespread and serious — while remaining largely unrecognized — that it deserves to be considered a public health

They argue that Chagas disease, a parasitic infection transmitted by blood-sucking insects, has become so widespread and serious — while remaining largely unrecognized — that it deserves to be considered a public health

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