Chagas Disease, An Incurable Infection, Called the ‘New AIDS of the Americas’: Report

Meghan Neal, NY Daily News, May 29, 2012

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.

As many as 8 million people are infected in the Western Hemisphere, mainly in Bolivia, Mexico, Colombia and Central America, as well as some 30,000 people in the U.S., the newspaper reported. Chagas infects people in areas of poverty, and most U.S. cases are found in immigrants.

Because Chagas is often left untreated, it spreads easily, either genetically or through blood transfusion. If caught early, it can be treated with intense medication, but the drugs are scarce in poor countries and very little money is invested in searching for new treatments, the paper said.

Chagas is usually transmitted from the bite of blood-sucking insects that release a parasite called Trypanosoma cruzi into the victim’s bloodstream. The parasite can eventually make its way to the heart, where it can live and multiply.

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  • http://eradica.wordpress.com/ Firepower

    Hopefully, this disease will decimate mexicans.  But, it’s more likely they’ll GET FREE OBAMACARE and send their 40 cousins to vote for him.

    Even after they’re dead, it seems.

  • http://www.facebook.com/harry.schneider1 Harry Schneider

    Third world immigration produces third world conditions .

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5BBESQU2AEOR2LX2EEQPU47ROI Ariovistus

    Wonderful… (/sarcasm)

    Now that we have orcs, trolls, goblins and Uruk Hai invading our Republic by the millions every year, we’re not only seeing the reintroduction of diseases we largely stamped out generations ago (TB, Polio, the Black Death, etc), but we get Brand New creepy diseases we have to worry about…

    I’m still waiting for Ebola, Marburg and SARS to break out and spread like wildfire..

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/5BBESQU2AEOR2LX2EEQPU47ROI Ariovistus

      Oh, and let’s not forget the New & Improved versions of all those old diseases the orcs and trolls are bringing with them..

      You know, the antibiotic resistant strains where the antibiotic just bounces off and you die pitifully anyways?  Yeah, good stuff!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W25W7Z72IPG34VCBTTORC7GE3U Steven

    My grandmother came thru elis island and said that sickly europeans got sent back. Now 3rdworlders just pour across our southern border

  • ed91

    the 1950’s sure look like heaven in hindsight…………   except for the corrupt leftist media that was getting revved up.

  • Joshua50

    It’s a gift from our neighbors south of the border for graciously allowing them to invade our country.

    Give me your lazy, your ignorant, your criminally deranged,

    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

    Send these, the homeless, diseased, tempest-tost to me,

    I lift my lamp beside our borders!”

    God Bless America

  • Johnny Reb

    America is full of two-legged blood sucking parasites.  I’m not sure the Trypanosoma cruzi insect will find anything left to feed on.

    Try Canada.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    The ‘new AIDS of the Americas': Experts warn of deadly insect-borne disease that can cause victims’ hearts to explode!

    Approximately a quarter of victims who contract the disease develop enlarged heart or intestines that can burst causing sudden death.

    “Chagas is a repulsive parasitic condition originating in the tropics. According to the New England Journal of Medicine, 10 million Latin Americans are carriers of this disease. While U.S. government reports downplay the incidence of Chagas in this country, those on the front lines of American medicine tell a different story. Commenting on the rise of the disease in the U.S., a physician at the UCLA Medical Center flatly stated, <bThis is no longer an exotic disease. It's prevalent.

    Here’s an interesting little tidbit from the Daily Mail:

    Researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine said last year that they believed Charles Darwin suffered from three different illnesses, including a Chagas infection.

    The experts believe he contracted the disease during a five-year trip around the globe on the HMS Beagle in his 20s – and attributed it to his death of heart failure 47 years later. 

    The father of modern life scientists wrote in his journal that he had been bitten by a ‘wingless black bug’ during the expedition, where he visited South America.

     Bon

    Image #1:  Victim: Charles Darwin may have contracted the disease as he travelled the globe on HMS Beagle in his 20s

    Image #2:   Chagas is usually transmitted from the bite of blood-sucking insect species called Triatome bugs, which include ‘Kissing bugs’ (Triatomids)

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Darius-Jackson/100003705849906 Darius Jackson

      “blood-sucking insects,eh? I guess this wont be problem for jews. You know,professional courtesy.

  • Anon

    The US bars many domestic animals like sheep and goats from being imported to this country for fear of rare diseases.  Yet we welcome from afar humans who carry diseases far more common and virulent.  Our dogma of porous borders and don’t discriminate for any reason has become a suicide pact.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FWMCMK6U5OWRHYIYJAF2TPFL2U thomas

      Good point. I cannot bring a bag of oranges into this country from Europe, but we allow millions of illegal invaders from Mexico to violate our southern border with impunity.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rocky-Bass/100001028175960 Rocky Bass

    This sounds WAY more contagious than HIV. There was a study done through the 90’s, known as the “Padian study”, where 174 sero-discourdinate couples were followed for 10 years. Want to guess how many “sero-conversions” took place in the 10 year study? Keep in mind these were hetro and homo couples and only 30-40% reported condom use (and frequent failures). Got a figure in mind? The study recorded ZERO, nil, NADA conversions, so the studies author decided to make up some numbers. She placed the male to female transmission rate at 1 in 1,000 unprotected encounters with a known HIV+ partner. And for female to male she picked 1 in 10,000! Usually you need a couple points to plot anything I thought. Such was/is not the case in the fast paced world of AIDS “science”.

  • IKantunderstand

    Thanks to diversity, we now have many diverse diseases that we had eradicated in the past. Yay for our new leprosy hospitals in New York City. How could we have done without them? I mean, we are talking about Americans, born and raised, who have contracted Leprosy. and while we are at it; let’s hear it for BEDBUGS!!!!!!  And, whoa, diversity, has now provided us with a resistant strain of T.B. You know,  they never tell you the realities of diversity, because if they were known, all White people MAY  object. Actually, I believe  that they want to make White Men totally unarmed. But I know White Men will no longer put up with this crap! White Men are smarter than anybody  in the history of the world! White Men will prevail.  Seriously,  it’s not called the devolution of the species. If Darwin is correct, White Men have nothing to worry about…the world will always belong to them.

  • Oil Can Harry

    A few years back “60 Minutes” did a segment on Lou Dobbs  where they briefly interviewed Mark Potok of the $PLC (the Southern Poverty-Pimp Center).

    Potok did a mock impersonation of Dobbs, fretting about immigrants entering the US and spreading communicable diseases.

    • http://theoccidentalobserver.net/ Freedom Fighter

       Potok is pushing his own ethnic agenda. Will Whites push theirs? No. Looks like Whites love suicide.

      • anarchyst

        Of course, Potok is pushing his own “people’s” agenda.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ran-Kelvin/100000674993311 Ran Kelvin

      Potok represents the group that has sucked our life blood like vampires. They are relentless and I assume while some of us are still alive, will live like parasites off of us until there are none of us. They are behind this open border concept and have been shown to desire a confusion of races in order to take advantage of all of us.

    • The__Bobster

      This story ran in the NY Daily Snooze. Anyone who mentioned that ugly brown squat monster invaders bring it in was quickly lambasted by the resident libtards/browns/blacks on the board as an “evil racist who deserved to die”.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Darius-Jackson/100003705849906 Darius Jackson

        Did not the jews spread the Plague in medeival times and isnt that considered horribly “auntie-semitic” to bring up that fact? Well history repeats itself. Thanks,jews. I only hope we can re-pay the favor sometime.