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Chagas Disease: What U.S. Clinicians Need to Know


Upon completion of the Interactive Core Curriculum on Chagas disease in the United States Part 1, you will be able to:

  • Describe the life cycle of Trypanosoma cruzi, the causative agent
  • Describe the epidemiology of Chagas disease
  • Identify risk factors for acquiring Chagas disease
A picture of a Triatomine bug.

Photo of a triatomine bug, which if infected, can transmit T. cruzi. Photo courtesy CDC DPDM.

Version: 1.1 Pub: Oct 2010 Rev: Aug 2012

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