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Chagas Disease

This is a micrograph of Trypanosoma cruzi in a blood smear using Giemsa staining technique. This protozoan parasite, T. cruzi, is the causative agent for Chagas disease, also known as “American trypanosomiasis”. It is estimated that 16 - 18 million people are infected with Chagas disease, and of those infected, 50,000 will die each year.

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