The Chagas Disease Foundation

Website Research Map

Chagas disease is a debilitating and often fatal disease resulting from infection with the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi. The infection affects up to 20 million people in Mexico, Central America, and South America, making Chagas disease the highest impact infectious disease in Latin America. In addition to being a disease of poverty, Chagas disease is also poverty-promoting in striking hardest in young adults. Chagas disease has recently gained some notoriety in the United States due to both endogenous ("home-grown") and imported cases, prompting concern about the safety of blood and organ/tissue donations. Although 2009 marks the 100 year anniversary of the discovery of Chagas disease, the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of this infection are all highly inadequate.  The battle against Chagas disease begins with information and education.    More about Chagas Disease

Chagas Research Worldwide

Enter your Research Facility
The Chagas Research Map Repository seeks to catalog global research efforts on Chagas disease.  Use the orientation tools to identify sites in particular areas, or launch the full map and use search terms to find sites of interest.  Browse individual research groups to learn more about their interests and needs.

Researchers can enter their research site by registering
here.  Click here for instructions to guide you in adding your research site.

Research Spotlight

Parasitology of Chagas disease
CIR, Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan
Merida, Mexico

Our general interest is to develop tools for the control of Chagas disease through an interdisciplinary approach covering the development of vector control strategies, therapeutic treatments, and vaccines. The main control strategy with a proven efficacy is based on the elimination of insect vectors from houses using insecticides and housing improvement. Such programs have still not been implemented in the...

Learn more about this and other research groups

Recent Studies

Inactivation of the cytosolic and mitochondrial serine hydroxymethyl transferase genes in Leishmania major.
Roy G, Ouellette M

Amazonian Triatomine Biodiversity and the Transmission of Chagas Disease in French Guiana: In Medio Stat Sanitas.
Péneau J, Nguyen A, Flores-Ferrer A, Blanchet D, Gourbière S

HPLC-DAD phenolic profile, cytotoxic and anti-kinetoplastidae activity of Melissa officinalis.
Cunha F, Tintino SR, Figueredo F, Barros L, Duarte AE, Vega Gomez MC, Coronel CC, Rolón M, Leite N, Sobral-Souza CE, Brito SV, Waczuc EP, Boligon AA, Athayde M, Kamdem JP, Coutinho HD, Franco J

Susceptibility characterization of residual Brazilian populations of Triatoma infestans Klug, 1834 (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) to deltamethrin pyrethroid.
Pessoa GC, Rosa AC, Bedin C, Wilhelms T, Mello Fd, Coutinho HS, Fonseca EO, dos Santos RF, Diotaiuti L

Scar examination in sporotrichosis: An additional tool for clinical diagnosis.
Lyra MR, Valle AC, Pimentel MI, Antonio LF, Lyra JP, Araújo RC, Schubach AO

See all Publications