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Chagas disease

Chagas disease is a human tropical parasitic disease which occurs in the Americas, particularly in South America.

Its pathogenic agent is a flagellate protozoan named Trypanosoma cruzi, which is transmitted to humans and other mammals mostly by hematophagous insects of the subfamily Triatominae (Family Reduviidae).

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