PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Dr. Peter Hotez and co-authors discuss the tragedy of Chagas disease in North America. 

"In North America, Chagas disease (American trypanosomiasis caused by Trypanosoma cruzi) was first reported in Mexico in 1940  and in the United States in Texas in 1955. However, based on ancient mummified remains discovered in the Rio Grande Valley, human T. cruzi infection has been present in North America since prehistoric times."

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