An international team of scientists in Seattle, Wash., U.S., and Cordoba and San Martin, Argentina, have uncovered a surprising new role for one type of immune cell in controlling the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi.
Scientists appear to be getting closer to a Chagas disease vaccine. Chagas disease causes fever, fatigue, body aches, headache, rash, loss of appetite, diarrhea, and vomiting. Currently there is no vaccine available.
Experts have labelled a little-known infectious disease caused by blood sucking insects the "new AIDS of the Americas." The spread of Chagas disease shares a lot in common with the early spread of AIDS, a new study says.