Skip to comments.The 'new AIDS of the Americas': Experts warn of deadly insect-borne disease
Posted on 05/30/2012 7:42:36 AM PDT by bkopto
The parasitic illness called Chagas Disease has similarities to the early spread of HIV, according to a new study.
An estimated 10 million people worldwide are infected with most sufferers in Bolivia, Mexico, Columbia and Central America, as well as approximately 30,000 people in the U.S....
The disease - once largely contained to Latin America - has spread into the U.S due to increases in travel and immigration.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
The 'new AIDS of the Americas': Experts warn of deadly insect-borne disease that can cause victims' hearts to explode
Translation: need a new health crisis for the next round of vaccines to sterilize and control the population.
I prefer the Chivas disease myself but I believe that one is bottle-borne.
But it will bust your liver, not your heart...........
Changas, Percusis and the Whooping Cough, just waiting for Polio and Small Pox to make an appearance. Just a matter of time.
Killing Americans that other americans aren’t willing to kill. Just more blessings from down south, all thanks to the DEMS and illegal aliens coming across our borders.
If they can’t follow the laws we have, why would you expect them to follow any immunization laws in our schools.... our laws don’t apply to them.
The headline is nonsensical — the disease has no relation, or similarity to, AIDS, in symptomology, or means of transmission...
I thought that the only way you could get this was to be bitten by a reduvid bug, but when you open your borders to the dregs of other countries’ populations (get ‘em on welfare as quick as you can so they vote Democrat) then I guess you get all sorts of diseases with them.
“The parasitic illness called Chagas Disease has similarities to the early spread of HIV,....”
Oh in that case.......Easy preventive....stay out of gay San Francisco bath houses. My risk is less than zero...whew!
You are absolutely correct. This is attempt# 5 zillion and 2 to normalize/destigmatize AIDS, as just one more bad thing that can “happen” to you.
One gets Chaga’s primarily by being poor and from S America, wherever the bug is that carries the disease.
To paraphrase an infectious disease prof from years ago, it is possible to get AIDS sitting on a toilet seat, but it is more comfortable to do so in bed. The point being that behavior under one’s conscious control is the biggest risk factor.
Another reason to love New England where once a year the bugs die by the truckload.
This type of news makes me realize that “Our Diversity Is Our Strength!”
About twenty years ago, there was a young Brazilian immigrant (illegal I think) who was a client of a crisis pregnancy center I volunteered at, who had Chagas disease and went into heart failure after delivering her baby. The Brazilian community was raising money to send her back to Brazil for a heart transplant when she died.
You can get it from blood or organ transplants and it has been transmitted that way in the US - is now tested for. You can get it from eating the crushed bugs - in fruit pulp or juice. Brazilian OJ anyone? hope it’s sufficiently pasteurized. The kissing bug is now found as far north as Oklahoma and I believe dogs have been infected but not humans here. Anyway very few transmission cases here, nearly all immigration cases.
The rate of new infections has declined in the tropics, with fewer people living in thatch roof housing, or close association with small animals. But there is no vaccine as the trypanosome is genetically very variable, and the treatments have very serious side effects and are not always effective. Nasty beastie. Can give you megacolon or encephalopathy too.
On the plus side, Brazil’s heart surgeons have been forced to come up with some innovative treatments that may be applicable to other cases of heart failure.
You’re right - one more thing to add to the list of ‘stuff dems have given us’...
Chemical soaks baby chothes (fire retardant)
Toilets that don’t flush
Lightbulbs with creepy light...
Teachers that can’t teach
Colleges that cost more than a house
A country that’s broke
etc. etc. etc.
etc. etc. etc.
Correct this disease is not like AIDS - for one it is not sexually transmitted. But - if the disease causing organism or the vector acclimatizes ...on its steady march north - this could eventually bring the disease to the U.S.A. What the stream of illegal aliens bring to the party is a growing pool of infected blood - a reservoir for blood sucking insects to feed on. And it would be possible for a new vector to develop such as the bed bug (also increasing due to the march north of illegal aliens). Chagas disease is caused by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi (an amoeba I think), which is transmitted to animals and people by insect vectors that are found only in the Americas (mainly, in rural areas of Latin America where poverty is widespread). The insect vectors are called triatomine bugs (also called kissing bugs or cone nose bugs). Chagas disease is also referred to as American trypanosomiasis.
Chagas Disease, thanks bkopto.
About the crushed bugs in OJ: Interesting. I’ve made it a point for years to buy juice from US producers— mainly Florida, of course. I’d decided that I just did not know what Brazil’s laws were in regard to pesticides. I also decided to buy USA out of principle. I suppose this issue is another good reason.
I know its probably dangerous but if these girls are suffering from some disease I will be glad to treat them! Its a dirty job but somebodies got to step up!
3rd world disease for a 1st world country.
We can thank LBJ, Reagan, Clinton, Bush, and The Imposter for that!