By Jenny Telleria, Michel Tibayrenc

American Trypanosomiasis, Chagas sickness: 100 Years of study, moment variation, provides a complete evaluate of Chagas illness and discusses the newest discoveries about the 3 parts that compose the transmission chain of the sickness, the host, the insect vectors, and the causative parasite.

In addition, new insights at the molecular biology and diagnostics of Chagas ailments, the endurance of infections within the host, and the interplay of the parasite and host metabolism are actually integrated during this new and up-to-date variation.

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All four of these clades were isolated in South America following its separation from the other continental land masses. Xenarthrans diverged over a period of about 65 million years, leaving more than 200 extinct genera and only 31 living species. The next placental mammal T. 24 These clades appear following colonizations by rafting or island hopping across the Atlantic Ocean from Africa by their respective most recent ancestors. 25 The northern invaders of South America included carnivores, insectivores, noncaviomorph rodents, lagomorphs, artiodactyls, and perisodactyls.

38 14 American Trypanosomiasis Chagas Disease The first research on the epidemiology of Chagas disease in Chile39 is attributed to Prof. Juan Noe, who, in 1921, observed for the first time, the presence of T. cruzi in the evidence of many samples of Triatoma infestans, coming from the outskirts of the town of Santiago. Later, in 1931, Dr Miguel Massa, under the authority and direction of Prof. Noe, demonstrated the specificity of the parasite in cardiac fibers in animals used for experimentation.

Caracas, Venezuela. Fascı´culo VII: 203À43; 1935. 36. Pifano F. La epidemiologı´a de la Enfermedad de Chagas en el estado Yaracuy. Rev San Asist Soc 1941;6:303À10. 37. Feliciangeli MD. Controle da doenc¸a de Chagas na Venezuela: sucessos passados e actuais desafios. INCI 2009;34:393À9. 38. Serpa Florez. Historia de la trypanosomiasis americana en Colombia. Medicina 2000;22:53À78. 39. Gasic G, Bertin V. Epidemiologia de la enfermedad de chagas en Chile. Rev Chil Ped 1940;11:561À84. 40. Ayulo VM, Herrer A.

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