Agent Name

Trypanosoma cruzi

Major Category

Biological Agents

Category

Infectious Agents

Comments

In Latin America, Chagas disease is transmitted by a "kissing bug" (a blood sucking species of Reduviidae). The acute phase resolves within 4-8 weeks.

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