Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The ‘New AIDS Of The Americas'

Photo: Experts say Charles Darwin suffered from Chagas disease, being called the “new AIDS of the Americas.” Reuters

Chagas Disease, An Incurable Infection, Called The ‘New AIDS Of The Americas': Report -- New York Post

Is This The Disease That Killed Charles Darwin?

Experts have dubbed it the “new AIDS of the Americas.”

A parasitic infection called Chagas Disease has similarities to the early spread of HIV, according to research published recently in the journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.

Like AIDS, Chagas is hard to detect and has a long incubation period before symptoms emerge, the study said, according to the New York Times.

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My Comment: This disease looks nasty.

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