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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

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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.

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Host Epithelia Response to Invasion
Norwich, United Kingdom

The Tyler Laboratory is committed to exploiting novel aspects of the T. cruzi host interaction to provide novel therapeutic and prophylactic rationales.

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Recent Studies

In vitro investigation of Brazilian Cerrado plant extract activity against Plasmodium falciparum, Trypanosoma cruzi and T. brucei gambiense.
Charneau S, de Mesquita ML, Bastos IM, Santana JM, de Paula JE, Grellier P, Espindola LS

Chagas' Disease.
Bern C

Urban Chagas disease in children and women in primary care centres in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Moscatelli G, Berenstein A, Tarlovsky A, Siniawski S, Biancardi M, Ballering G, Moroni S, Schwarcz M, Hernández S, García-Bournissen F, Cozzi AE, Freilij H, Altcheh J

Biological activity of the essential oils from Cinnamodendron dinisii and Siparuna guianensis.
Andrade MA, Cardoso Md, Gomes Mde S, de Azeredo CM, Batista LR, Soares MJ, Rodrigues LM, Figueiredo AC

Landscape ecology of Trypanosoma cruzi in the southern Yucatan Peninsula.
López-Cancino SA, Tun-Ku E, Felix HK, Ibarra-Cerdeña CN, Izeta-Alberdi A, Pech-May A, Mazariegos-Hidalgo CJ, Valdez-Tah A, Ramsey JM

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