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Chagas Disease vaccine works in mice

Chagas disease, caused by Trypanosoma cruzi and transmitted by insects in Latin America is among the most common tropical diseases, and so far without effective vaccine. A new study published in PLOS Pathogens shows that a candidate vaccine can induce … Continue reading

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Parasite Evades Death by Promoting Host Cell Survival

Chagas disease, caused by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, transmitted to humans by blood-feeding insects, infects an estimated 8 to 11 million people throughout Mexico, and Central and South America. Although it is still rare in the United States, according to … Continue reading

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Fungi pathogenic to insects help fight Chagas disease

Chagas disease, also known as American Trypanosomiasis, is the most relevant parasitic disease in Latin America, being a major burden that affects mostly poor human populations living in rural areas. The kissing-bugs of the Triatominae family transmit the parasite Trypanosoma … Continue reading

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