A hidden disease…
Chagas disease is a parasitic infection caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi. It is spread mainly by blood-sucking insects known as kissing bugs. Not everyone gets symptoms, but 30-40% of people infected with the parasite eventually develop heart disease or other serious complications. This happens 20-30 years after they were initially infected. Most people are unaware they have Chagas disease; less than 1% have been diagnosed.
Chagas Disease at a Glance
People Infected Worldwide
People Infected in the US
Deaths Per Year
If you have been diagnosed with Chagas, their is treatment available. Please contact us as soon as possible so that we may help you find the care you need.
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