Chagas disease is spread by the "Kissing Bug"
Chagas disease is spread by the "Kissing Bug" - WASHINGTON: Agency Communicable Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) United States has said up to 300 thousands of U.S. residents have Chagas disease.
In Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report them, the CDC said most of those people who suffered from Chagas disease are immigrants from South America. Latin American region to be endemic for the disease.
In the United States, cases of maternal transmission of Chagas transmitted to their babies just documented. And estimated that each year found 65 to 638 cases of congenital Chagas.
Estimates were based on the level of maternal Chagas endemic region. And the fact that about one to five percent of pregnancies that occur in people with Chagas decreased in children who are born.
Chagas disease is caused by a parasite "Trypanosoma cruzi". Infectious diseases to humans through the bite of blood-sucking insect known as the "kissing bug".
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an increase in findings of Chagas cases in the U.S. and other countries that spread from the initial epidemic in South America, caused by population movements.