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Chagas Disease

  • By: Barry Pakes
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Chagas disease, also known as American trypanomyiasis, is the most important parasitic disease of Latin America, affecting 10 to 20 million people or more. Of these, 1 million will die prematurely as a result of the disease. Chagas disease affects mostly ...

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