7 /PRNewswire/ -- According to recent survey results published in the October issue of The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, obstetricians and gynecologists in the United States are unfamiliar with Chagas' disease
, a condition that affects an estimated 300,000 people in the United States and can cause serious cardiovascular and digestive complications.
Scientists have deciphered the DNA of the parasites responsible for three deadly diseases: African sleeping sickness, Chagas' disease
, and leishmaniasis.
cruzi causes Chagas' disease
, a chronic, potentially lethal infection affecting a total of 16 to 18 million people worldwide.
cruzi, the etiologic agent of Chagas' disease
, said Dr.
With the discovery of Chagas' disease
cases in the U.
Possible risk factors for vertical transmission of Chagas' disease
Blood Safety Experts Investigating New Cases of Chagas' Disease
Transmission via Bug Bites & Blood Transfusions
Such an elaborate and carefully contained field site is needed for her research on Chagas' disease
, says Cordon-Rosales, who works at the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala in Guatemala City.
While a research scientist at Abbott Laboratories, Rosenberg created a serodiagnostic test for use in detecting Chagas' disease
in South America.
and HIV co-infection in patients without effective antiretroviral therapy: prevalence, clinical presentation and natural history.
Blood Donors Testing Positive for Exposure to Chagas' Disease
cruzi, the causative agent of Chagas' disease
, and 50,000 people die of the disease there each year.