Is Chagas the New AIDS? Experts Disagree

Is Chagas the New AIDS? Experts Disagree

There are 1 comment on the WJCW-AM Gray story from Jun 2, 2012, titled Is Chagas the New AIDS? Experts Disagree. In it, WJCW-AM Gray reports that:

Chagas disease, a parasitic infection spread to humans by insects, is not the new HIV/AIDS of the Americas, according to infectious disease experts who called the comparison "unrealistic" and "unfortunate." Responding to an editorial posted Monday in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases and the media attention that followed, Rick Tarleton, president of ... (more)

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Fairmount, GA

#1 Jun 3, 2012
HLN described it as the new AIDS, and it seems like it can be a competitor to AIDS. However, with Chagas, only 30% of the infected population will get more Chagas-related symptoms. However, they can be transferred the same way, through blood transfusion.

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