Pandemic "new HIV" in the Americas.

Pandemic "new HIV" in the Americas.

Meadow Lake : NM : USA | May 30, 2012 at 2:30 AM PDT
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Chagas disease, which is a tropical disease caused by parasitestransmitted to humans through blood-sucking insects, are considered "new HIV" in the Americas, according to a report ofPLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases journal .
The authors of the report include the tropical disease specialist fromBaylor College of Medicine (USA), analyzed that the spread ofChagas disease in the northern hemisphere have in common withthe original period of great expansion HIV epidemic.
Chagas is also known under the name American trypanosomiasisis a disease caused by blood-sucking insects that carry disease ontheir single-celled parasite trypanosomes, which is the culprit sleepinducing disease in Africa.
Sleeping disease is serious disease caused by parasites,trypanosomiasis in tsetse flies, according to AFP. Tsetse flies andtrypanosomiasis to-person transmission of blood-sucking process.This parasite then attacks the brain causing the victim serious sleep disorders lead to coma and possibly death.


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Pandemic "new HIV" in the Americas .
Blood-sucking bug Triatoma samples carrying the parasite that causes Chagas trypanosomiasis found in Honduras - Photo:Reuters
Le Thi Bich Lan is based in Vũng Tàu, Đông Nam Bộ, Vietnam, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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