The Kiss of Death: Chagas' Disease in the Americas


Subject:
Diseases & Conditions , Gastrointestinal Disorders

Description:
Background from 1998 about this debilitating disease caused by a parasite that "affects an estimated 18 to 20 million people in Central, South America, and the United States" and whose symptoms may not be visible for many years. Topics include symptoms, spread of the disease from South America, prevention (such as personal hygiene and insecticides), disease biology, ethnomedicine, and social and cultural issues. From the University of Texas at Arlington.

Creator:
Bastien, Joseph

Publisher:
University of Texas at Arlington

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.uta.edu/chagas/


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