Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC: First confirmed ID of 'Kissing bug' in Delaware

(HealthDay)—The first confirmed identification of the bloodsucking "kissing bug" in Delaware involves one that bit a girl on the face last summer, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Deaths from Chagas disease under-reported

Chagas disease, affecting millions of people in Central and South America, is classified as one of the 17 most important neglected diseases by the World Health Organization. Now, researchers have found that even the non-symptomatic ...

Cardiology

Resveratrol reverses heart damage in mice with Chagas disease

Resveratrol is the antioxidant found in red wine and famous as a food supplement capable of mimicking the effects of exercise and low calorie diets in the heart. Now Vilar-Pereira and colleagues show that treatment with resveratrol ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Examining genetic diversity of T. cruzi from California kissing bugs

Trypanosoma cruzi is a protozoan parasite that can cause an insidious onset of Chagas disease, a fatal cardiac disease in humans and dogs. The parasite is transmitted via triatomine insects, commonly called kissing bugs. ...

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