The Chagas disease is also known as American Trypanosomiasis. This disease can affect almost anyone from anywhere in the planet. Chagas is an inflammatory infectious disease brought about by parasites called Trypanosoma cruzi which are known to be from bug fecal excretions. This disease is known to be commonly encountered in South America, Mexico and Central America which also homes triatomine bugs. While, there are also some cases that have been encountered in Southern United States too.
The symptoms of this disease can be any acute illnesses or long lasting chronic sicknesses – all ranging from mild to severe. Although, in most cases, the disease isn’t sensed by the victim unless it’s already in the chronic stages.
There is what we call the Acute Phase of the Chagas disease where the victim is known to be symptom free and it may seem like the victim is completely fine. Although, in this phase may occur some of the most basic signs that many seem to brush off as not critical such as: Swelling, enlargement of digestive organs, fever, swollen glands, rash, nausea, diarrhea, body aches, vomiting, loss of appetite, eyelid swelling and headache. In this phase, these signs and symptoms usually go away on its own although for some, the symptoms tend to stay and becomes more severe over time.
The Chronic Phase on the other hand occurs only after 10 years and above after the first manifestation of the infection. When this happens, the victim would be displaying signs such as irregular heartbeat, abdominal pain, congestive heart failure, enlarged colon, sudden cardiac arrest, and enlargement of esophagus.
The main cause for these illnesses is the triatomine bug which is known to transmit the bacteria and virus from fecal matter of the bug. These bugs mainly live in muds and they are known to hide in crevices and walls of the roof during the day and they only come out during the night in order to avoid being detected by humans – who they feed on while asleep. Triatomine bugs that are infected with the bacteria immediately defecate after feeding from their host which then results to leaving the T. Cruzi parasites on their hosts’ skin. The parasites then enter the human body through the eyes, mouth, wound and any other ease access to the body of the person. Only when they are inside the body, that they reproduce and spread even more.
A person can also acquire the virus through eating contaminated food, through child birth, blood transfusion, organ transplant, contaminated laboratories and places and ultimately exposure to infected wild animals.
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