Disease Sags caused by a parasite that is transmitted to humans through the bite of an insect. In a report published in the journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, Chagas disease has been dubbed not only as "the new American AIDS", reported The New York Times.
The authors of the report there is a group of experts on the diseases of the tropics from the Medical College Baylor, which in turn state that: "the Spread of Chagas disease in the U.S. recalls how HIV was spread very beginning".
In America, Chagas disease is most known as the "American Trypanosomiasis". Similar to AIDS, as scientists say, the disease has a long incubation period and treat it almost impossible.
The Chagas disease affects about 8 million people in North and South America. This disease is exposed to the following countries: Bolivia, Mexico, Colombia and Central America. However, more than 300 thousand infected people live in the United States. Most of them immigrants.
The disease can pass from mother to child or through blood transfusion. Approximately one quarter of cases resulting in the development of the syndrome of so-called increased intestinal and heart, which in result will cause sudden death. And drugs help only if started at an early stage.