Protection and Security Before, During, and After Insecticide Use
Source: World Health Organization, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). Published: 11/2018. This training package contains a series of training videos for vector control program workers in the Region of the Americas. Diseases such as malaria, dengue, Zika, chikungunya, yellow fever, and Chagas disease have become important public health problems; the successful use of pesticides depends on their appropriate use in controlling these diseases. These videos cover personal protective measures and biosafety (before, during, and after insecticide fogging); operation, calibration, and maintenance of public health equipment u...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Long-term prognosis of Chagas patients improved with anti-parasite drug
(PLOS) Researchers have found that the anti-parasite drug benznidazole may improve the long-term prognoses of patients with chronic Chagas disease, according to a study published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, by Clareci Silva Cardoso at the Federal University of S ã o Jo ã o del-Rei, Divin ó polis, Brazil, and colleagues from the SaMi-Trop study, a project funded by NIAID/NIH. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Chagas Disease in Texas: New Surveillance Data
(MedPage Today) -- High rates in dogs point to environmental prevalence (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - November 1, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

New report finds tropical disease causing heart problems in dogs assisting with homeland security duties
(Burness) More than 100 working dogs employed by the federal government across the United States have been infected with the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, the cause of Chagas disease, which may lead to heart problems, according to a new study presented today at the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) Annual Meeting. Chagas disease is a tropical infection spread by a blood-sucking triatomine or 'kissing bug' that may pose a growing threat in the United States. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 31, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Bug guts shed light on Central America Chagas disease
(PLOS) In Central America, Chagas disease, or American trypanosomiasis, is spread by the 'kissing bug' Triatoma dimidiata. By collecting DNA from the guts of these bugs, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have described patterns in the behavior of the bugs, the strain of parasite, and the communities of microbes that interact with the parasite. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

AHA: Update on Diagnosis, Tx for Chagas Cardiomyopathy
TUESDAY, Sept. 11, 2018 -- Health care providers need to be equipped to recognize, diagnose, and treat Chagas disease, which is growing in prevalence in the United States, according to an American Heart Association (AHA) scientific statement... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

UTEP scientists awarded $6 million to improve treatment for Chagas disease
(University of Texas at El Paso) Scientists at The University of Texas at El Paso have received nearly $6 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to improve treatment and develop new diagnostic tools to assess post-therapeutic outcomes for patients with Chagas disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 28, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

This insect's bite can lead to heart disease
About 300,000 people in the U.S. carry the parasite that causes Chagas disease. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Kissing Bugs: How You Can Get Heart Disease From A Bite
You can get Chagas Disease from the triatomine bug biting you, sucking your blood, and pooping on you. And guess what, this bug is now in 28 states in the U.S. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Parasitic illness caused by 'kissing bugs' is spreading across the US
Chagas disease, spread by bugs that bite near the mouth, has infected 300,000 people in the US and could infect more if doctors don't become better at recognizing it, a new statement warns. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dangerous parasitic disease caused by 'kissing bugs' has sickened 300,000 Americans
Chagas disease, spread by bugs that bite near the mouth, has infected 300,000 people in the US and could infect more if doctors don't become better at recognizing it, a new statement warns. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chagas Disease Heart Damage Underrecognized
(MedPage Today) -- AHA calls for progress on tropical disease that's gone global (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 21, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Benznidazole Availability for Treatment of Chagas Disease Benznidazole Availability for Treatment of Chagas Disease
With FDA approval of benznidazole for treatment of Chagas disease, the drug is no longer available in the US through the CDC-sponsored IND program. How can it be obtained?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Infectious disease experts confirm immigration from Latin America bringing wave of infectious "Chagas disease" into California
(Natural News) In the first large-scale survey in the United States of its kind, experts have found that around 1.24 percent of Latin American-born residents living in Los Angeles are infected with the Chagas disease. This is a parasitic infection only found in the Americas and is associated with an increased risk of life-threatening heart... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chagas Disease Surveillance Activities -- Seven States, 2017 Chagas Disease Surveillance Activities -- Seven States, 2017
With increased emigration from Latin America, Chagas disease has become a concern in the US. What are states doing in terms of public health surveillance for this potentially life-threatening disease?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Study describes enzyme's key role in immune response to Chagas disease parasite
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) A study shows that the expression of PI3Kγ protein increases during infection by T. cruzi, an essential response in avoiding excessive inflammation and controlling parasitemia. Heart tissue analyses involving human patients who developed cardiopathy in the disease's chronic stage also provided results. The next challenge is to devise treatment for Chagas using molecules capable of modulating the cellular signaling pathway mediated by PI3Kγ. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Chagas Disease Surveillance Activities - Seven States, 2017
In 2017, Chagas disease was reportable in six states. Most cases identified, including among blood donors, are chronic cases and are not the result of local vectorborne transmission. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kissing bugs kiss their hiding spots goodbye, thanks to tiny radio transmitters
(Entomological Society of America) In a new pilot study, researchers in Texas successfully attached miniature radio transmitters to kissing bugs and tracked their movements. Also known as triatomine bugs, kissing bugs transmit the pathogen that causes Chagas disease in humans and animals. They typically move at night and hide during day, and uncovering their secretive movements could play a key role in reducing their impact as a disease vector. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

International Chagas Day: MSF Launches Campaign to Raise Awareness
Press releaseInternational Chagas Day: MSF Launches Campaign to Raise AwarenessApril 14, 2018The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) launched the awareness campaign "A big heart is not always a good thing" for International Chagas Disease Day today. The initiative aims to raise public awareness of a neglected disease that affects the health of more than 6 million people around the world, especially in Latin America where it is endemic. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - April 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

GHIT Fund launches next phase focusing on access & delivery, bringing total investment to US $123 million
(Burness) The Global Health Innovative Technology (GHIT) Fund today announced a total of 1.6 billion yen (US$15.5 million) and 10 partnerships to support product development of new lifesaving drugs, vaccines and diagnostics for malaria, tuberculosis and neglected tropical diseases such as Chagas disease, schistosomiasis and leishmaniasis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 28, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Chagas Disease in Our Own Backyards
April 3, 2018 2:00-3:00pm ET. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - March 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ASE releases updated guidelines for cardiac US agents
The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) has published updated guidelines...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ASE releases guide for imaging Chagas disease Medical societies celebrate ultrasound awareness Medical societies expand collaboration on cardiac registry ASE debuts new educational offerings ASE offers guide for childhood heart disease (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New safety data for the most commonly used drug to treat Chagas disease
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) The frequency of adverse reactions to benznidazole is high when treating chronic Chagas patients, although they were mostly mild effects, according to a study led by ISGlobal, in collaboration with the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona. The results point to the need of finding drug combinations or dosages in order to maintain efficacy but decrease its toxicity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Patients with chagas disease are often infected with an intestinal parasite
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) In patients with Chagas Disease, the odds of being infected by the intestinal worm Strongyloides stercoralis increases by two-fold, according to a study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal). The study, published in Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases, underlines the potential benefits of performing a combined screening for both infections among Latin American adults living in Europe. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ASE releases guide for imaging Chagas disease
The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) has released a new guide for...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Medical societies celebrate ultrasound awareness Medical societies expand collaboration on cardiac registry ASE: Echo protocol finds kids' heart abnormalities ASE debuts new educational offerings ASE offers guide for childhood heart disease (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Chagas Disease (American Trypanosomiasis)
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - December 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Does Chagas disease present a health risk to Canadians?
(McGill University Health Centre) Believe it or not, a tropical blood parasite native to Latin America could be harmful to Canadians. Infectious diseases like malaria or Zika may have dominated recent headlines but Chagas -- the 'Kissing Bug' disease -- is in the spotlight following the publication of a new case study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Experts from Winnipeg and Montreal warn natives of Latin America and their offspring are at risk of contracting Chagas disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Discovery of a potential therapeutic target to combat trypanosomes
(CNRS) Using cryo-electron microscopy, French researchers at the Institut de Biologie Mol é culaire et Cellulaire (CNRS/Universit é de Strasbourg) have analyzed the structure of trypanosomes parasites in details and revealed one of their potential weak points, which has remained undetected until now. This discovery opens the path to the development of new safer therapies that are less toxic and more specific against trypanosomes, the parasites causing the Chagas disease and the African sleeping sickness. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 26, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Increasing Acai Sales Demands Vigilance for Chagas Disease Increasing Acai Sales Demands Vigilance for Chagas Disease
Every year, Brazil registers between 110 and 150 new cases of the disease. Confirmation of oral transmission involves a parasitologic examination and epidemiologic evidence.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Discovering potential therapeutic protein inhibitors for Chagas disease
(Tokyo Institute of Technology) Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Nagasaki University have identified four potential protein inhibitors and unlocked drug discovery strategies for the treatment of Chagas disease by using advanced three-dimensional computer simulation by supercomputer TSUBAME in combination with in vitro experiments and X-ray crystallography. Through this " smart drug discovery " in which IT drug discovery and biochemical experiments cooperate, they identified hit compounds for target protein with a hit rate of 20 times or more than conventional High Throughput Screening (HT...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists identify new hosts for Chagas Disease vectors
(University of California - Riverside) Solitary weasel-like animals called tayra might look pretty harmless, but some may actually be incubators for a parasite that causes Chagas disease, a chronic, debilitating condition that is spread by insects called kissing bugs and affects more than 8 million people worldwide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 18, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Abbott Prism Chagas
The ABBOTT PRISM Chagas assay is an in vitro chemiluminescent immunoassay (ChLIA) for the qualitative detection of antibodies to Trypanosoma cruzi (T cruzi), the causative agent of Chagas disease, in human serum and plasma specimens. (Source: What's New at CBER)
Source: What's New at CBER - September 11, 2017 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Drug For 'Neglected' Chagas Disease Gains FDA Approval Amid Price Worries
U.S. doctors treating Chagas disease have long wanted FDA approval for a treatment that's widely used in Latin America. But when Martin Shkreli took interest, those doctors panicked — then mobilized.(Image credit: Ray Coleman/Science Source) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Courtney Columbus Source Type: news

Drug to Treat Chagas Disease to Become Available in the U.S.
Press releaseDrug to Treat Chagas Disease to Become Available in the U.S.August 31, 2017Pharmaceutical company Chemo Group announced today that it will make a drug to treat the neglected tropical disease Chagas available to people in the United States. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration ’s (FDA) approval of the drug, benznidazole, means that Chagas pediatric patients in the U.S. could receive access to a therapy that Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been using for decades to treat people living with Chagas across Latin America. Though Chagas affects an estimated 300,000 peop...
Source: MSF News - August 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

U.S. FDA Approves Chemo Group's Benznidazole to Treat Children with Chagas Disease
WASHINGTON D.C., BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, MADRID and GENEVA, August 31, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- On August 29th, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Chemo Research's New Drug Application (NDA) for benznidazole. Th... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA Chemo Group, benznidazole, Chagas disease (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 31, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA Approves First U.S. Treatment for Chagas Disease (FREE)
By the Editors The FDA has approved benznidazole to treat Chagas disease, a parasitic infection, in children aged 2 to 12 years.The disease … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 30, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA Approves 1st Treatment for'Kissing Bug' Illness in Children
Benznidazole becomes the nation's only drug for Chagas disease Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Chagas Disease, Children's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA approves first U.S. treatment for Chagas disease
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted accelerated approval to benznidazole for use in children ages 2 to 12 years old with Chagas disease. It is the first treatment approved in the United States for the treatment of Chagas disease. Chagas disease, or American trypanosomiasis, is a parasitic infection caused by Trypanosoma cruzi and can be transmitted through different routes, (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - August 30, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured FDA Regulatory Affairs Source Type: news

That drug meant to transform Martin Shkreli's former Bay Area company? Someone else got to it first
A Peninsula company once led by "pharma bad boy" Martin Shkreli had hoped to bring this drug to the United States to treat Chagas disease. A group of for-profit and non-profit interests beat it to the punch. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 30, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

That drug meant to transform Martin Shkreli's former Bay Area company? Someone else got to it first
A Peninsula company once led by "pharma bad boy" Martin Shkreli had hoped to bring this drug to the United States to treat Chagas disease. A group of for-profit and non-profit interests beat it to the punch. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 30, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

FDA Approves Benznidazole, First US Drug for Chagas Disease FDA Approves Benznidazole, First US Drug for Chagas Disease
Benznidazole is indicated for treatment of children aged 2 to 12 years with Chagas disease.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

FDA approves first U.S. treatment for Chagas disease
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to benznidazole for use in children ages 2 to 12 years old with Chagas disease. It is the first treatment approved in the United States for the treatment of Chagas disease. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 29, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

FDA Approves Benznidazole as First U.S. Treatment for Chagas Disease
August 29, 2017 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to benznidazole for use in children ages 2 to 12 years old with Chagas disease. It is the first treatment approved in the United States for the treatment of... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - August 29, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Pharma bad boy Martin Shkreli is gone, but 2 companies spar over drug he snagged
"Pharma bro" Shkreli brought the Chagas disease drug to KaloBios Pharmaceuticals, but a lawsuit claims it has cost more to develop the drug than was represented. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 4, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Pharma bad boy Martin Shkreli is gone, but 2 companies spar over drug he snagged
"Pharma bro" Shkreli brought the Chagas disease drug to KaloBios Pharmaceuticals, but a lawsuit claims it has cost more to develop the drug than was represented. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 4, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Pharma bad boy Martin Shkreli is gone, but 2 companies spar over drug he snagged
"Pharma bro" Shkreli brought the Chagas disease drug to KaloBios Pharmaceuticals, but a lawsuit claims it has cost more to develop the drug than was represented. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 4, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Pharma bad boy Martin Shkreli is gone, but 2 companies spar over drug he snagged
"Pharma bro" Shkreli brought the Chagas disease drug to KaloBios Pharmaceuticals, but a lawsuit claims it has cost more to develop the drug than was represented. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 4, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Chagas Disease in the United States: Improving Patient Diagnosis and Treatment
September 14, 2017 Bronx, NY.(Montefiore Albert Einstein College of Medicine) (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - August 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news