American Trypanosomiasis

Also known as Chagas Disease

This disease was named after Carlos Chagas who found it in 1909.

The Chagas disease is caused by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, which is transmitted to animals and people by insect vectors. It is only found in America mainly in rural areas of Latin America where poverty is widespread. It is estimated that as many as eight to eleven million people in Mexico, Central America, and South America has Chagas disease.
This is the bug that can give you the Chagss disease. The bug gets infected by biting a animal or person. This bugs tend to feed on people's faces so they're called the "kissing bugs." Once they bite and ingest blood that has the feces in them, they defecate on the person. Some of the symptoms are a fever, body aches, headache, rashes, and loss of appetite Some of the physical symptoms are mild enlargement of the liver spleen , swollen glands, and local swelling but the most easy to see is if the eyelids or face is swollen near the bit wounds.