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  • Argentina
  • Pereiro, a pediatrician, works for Mundo Sano, a nonprofit organization in Argentina dedicated to the research and eradication of transmissible diseases such as Chagas disease. (upi.com)
  • Although past generations did not think the disease was treatable, Argentina became the region's supplier of a medication to combat it last year. (upi.com)
  • Brazilian
  • T. Paes, A. C. P. Lima, and A. J. Mansur, "Risk stratification in a Brazilian hospital-based cohort of 1220 outpatients with heart failure: role of Chagas' heart disease," International Journal of Cardiology , vol. 102, no. 2, pp. 239-247, 2005. (hindawi.com)
  • Andrade
  • Z. A. Andrade and E. A. Lopes, "A histochemical study of experimental study of experimental Chagas' disease," Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo , vol. 19, pp. 236-242, 1963. (hindawi.com)
  • eliminate
  • A new effort to eliminate Chagas disease by 2010 will be launched tomorrow at a WHO meeting of disease experts and partners. (who.int)
  • PAHO's successes in Chagas control are a significant contribution to the global strategy to eliminate this debilitating disease," said Dr David L. Heymann, WHO Assistant Director-General for Communicable Diseases. (who.int)
  • The efforts to eliminate Chagas disease are enhanced by the pharmaceutical industry which is providing financial support to the network, along with donations of one of the two drugs known to be effective for the treatment of the disease. (who.int)
  • Based on current evidence, etiological treatment has to be considered as an essential public health strategy useful to reduce disease burden and to eliminate Chagas disease altogether. (hindawi.com)
  • heart disease
  • About 30 per cent of people with Chagas will develop heart disease - about 3 million of the 10 million infected with trypanosomes in the Western hemisphere. (thestar.com)
  • The disease can cause fatal heart disease - including cardiomyopathy and arrhythmias - as well as damage to the intestines and esophagus. (thestar.com)
  • Instituto
  • C. Chagas, "Nova entidade mórbida do homem: resumo geral de estudos etiológicos e clínicos," Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz , vol. 3, pp. 219-257, 1911. (hindawi.com)
  • Centers for Diseas
  • The findings and conclusions in this report are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the Department of Health and Human Services. (springer.com)
  • This publication was supported by Cooperative Agreement Number 5NU2GGH001649-03, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (springer.com)
  • widespread
  • Nonetheless, much more research is still needed in order to improve care and answer many unknown questions regarding this debilitating and widespread disease, which has been estimated to affect about 8 million chronically infected people just in the Americas [ 2 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • Tropical Medicine
  • With Chagas, immigration status may prove to be a deterrent to care and prevention, said Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. (thestar.com)
  • Patients
  • Study to evaluate fexinidazole dosing regimens for the treatment of adult patients with Chagas disease. (dndi.org)
  • Proof-of-concept study of E1224 to treat adult patients with Chagas disease. (dndi.org)
  • Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DND i ) is a collaborative, patients' needs-driven, non-profit drug research and development (R&D) organization that is developing new treatments for neglected patients. (dndi.org)
  • blood
  • The safety of the blood product supply in Quebec is a priority at all times, which is why we are closely monitoring the emergence of new blood-borne diseases and do not hesitate to apply the necessary precautions in the aim of ensuring that our blood products are safe", stated Dr. Francine Décary, President and Chief Executive Officer of Héma-Québec. (hema-quebec.qc.ca)
  • On a first donation, if a blood donor answers yes to any one of these three questions, a sample of the donor's blood will be sent to the laboratory to be screened for Chagas disease. (hema-quebec.qc.ca)
  • A spokesman for Canada Blood Services said that it only screens for the disease based on a donor's ancestry, place of birth or recent travels and if the potential donor has been to a place where Chagas is common. (thestar.com)
  • Treat
  • PAHO has worked with the countries on sub-regional initiatives to prevent, control and treat Chagas with key partners, including Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Agence Canadienne de Développement International (ACDI), Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional (AECI), Médecins sans Frontières (MSF), and International Development Research Centre (IDRC). (who.int)