What's to Know About Chagas Disease?

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Chagas disease is a contagious and inflammatory disease that is caused by Trypanosoma cruzi, a kind of parasite. Cases are often found in Latin America. Symptoms: The disease has an acute phase and a chronic phase. Many people don't feel any symptom until their disease became chronic. Symptoms of acute phase:
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Swelling at the area infected
  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Rash
Symptoms of chronic phase:
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Pain in abdomen
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Constipation
  • Difficulty swallowing
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Is there a rash that can appear on forearms and loser leg area, I have seen kissing bugs all around my house, are they all infected with the parasite, or is it just a hit or miss as far as the bug being infected?
It could also more likely to be just a dermatologic rash. Moreover, these bugs do not have infected parasites in them. The kissing bites are generally harmless. It commonly cause just itching skin rashes that would go away within a few days