Chagas Disease is Also Underdiagnosed in Spain

by ISGlobal - Instituto de Salud Global de Barcelona

Although the vector that transmits the parasite (the kissing bug) is endemic in 21 Latin American countries, the parasite has spread globally due to migratory flows.

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Fundación MEDINA, DNDi and Institut Pasteur Korea announce new funding from “la Caixa” Health Research for research partnership to discover new natural products against leishmaniasis and Chagas disease


Fundación MEDINA, the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) and Institut Pasteur Korea have been awarded a grant of EUR 995,000 from “la Caixa” Health Research 2020 program to identify n...

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A high percentage of patients with Chagas Disease are also infected with the intestinal parasite 'S. stercoralis'

by ISGlobal - Instituto de Salud Global de Barcelona

In patients with Chagas Disease, the odds of being infected by the intestinal worm Strongyloides stercoralis increases by two-fold, according to a study led ISGlobal, an institution supported by the

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Beat Chagas presents 'Las palabras no dan miedo', a song to win against the silence associated with disease

by Vall d’Hebron

The song is not only a tool for awareness-raising and spreading, it is also a new comprehensive treatment against Chagas disease. Dr. Pere Albajar Viñas, responsible of the Chagas Disease Control Pro...

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World experts meet in Barcelona for the XII workshop on Chagas Disease

by ISGlobal - Instituto de Salud Global de Barcelona

The XII Workshop on Chagas Disease took place in Casa del Mar, Barcelona, on March 3rd. The event was organized by ISGlobal in collaboration with the Mundo Sano Foundation, and brought together 170 pa...

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High levels of coagulation factors in patients with chronic Chagas disease

by ISGlobal - Instituto de Salud Global de Barcelona

The authors conclude that patients with chronic T. cruzi infection have a potential hypercoagulable state, regardless of cardiologic or digestive damage

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The genome of main Chagas Disease vector decoded

by Centre for Genomic Regulation

The results from the report should boost our understanding of the transmission of a life-threatening parasite and may lead to the development of innovative insect control methods.

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