Deaths from Chagas disease under-reported

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 10:32 in Health & Medicine

Chagas disease, affecting millions of people in Central and South America, is classified as one of the 17 most important neglected diseases by the World Health Organization. Now, researchers have found that even the non-symptomatic stage of Chagas infection, which can last for many years, more than doubles a person's risk of death. The new study also concludes that deaths from Chagas have likely been under-reported in the past.

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