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The 'new AIDS of the Americas': Experts warn of deadly insect-borne disease
UK Daily Mail ^ | May 29, 2012 | Staff

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 ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: aliens; chagas; chagasdisease; disease; immigration; mexico; thirdworlddisease
The fruits of illegal immigration. Thanks Dems and RINOs.

Full Title:

The 'new AIDS of the Americas': Experts warn of deadly insect-borne disease that can cause victims' hearts to explode

1 posted on 05/30/2012 7:42:46 AM PDT by bkopto
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To: bkopto

Translation: need a new health crisis for the next round of vaccines to sterilize and control the population.


2 posted on 05/30/2012 7:47:52 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: bkopto

I prefer the Chivas disease myself but I believe that one is bottle-borne.


3 posted on 05/30/2012 7:49:48 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Extraneous Wind sends ...)
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To: NonValueAdded

But it will bust your liver, not your heart...........


4 posted on 05/30/2012 7:51:12 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: NonValueAdded
Chivas girls:
5 posted on 05/30/2012 7:53:58 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: bkopto

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.


6 posted on 05/30/2012 7:54:45 AM PDT by Hodar (Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.- A. Schopenhauer)
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To: bkopto

The headline is nonsensical — the disease has no relation, or similarity to, AIDS, in symptomology, or means of transmission...


7 posted on 05/30/2012 7:56:20 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: bkopto

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.


8 posted on 05/30/2012 7:57:47 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: bkopto

“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!


9 posted on 05/30/2012 8:03:01 AM PDT by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formerly known as..........Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: Uncle Ike

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.


10 posted on 05/30/2012 8:08:52 AM PDT by RedElement
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To: bkopto

Another reason to love New England where once a year the bugs die by the truckload.


11 posted on 05/30/2012 8:11:13 AM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: bkopto

This type of news makes me realize that “Our Diversity Is Our Strength!”


12 posted on 05/30/2012 8:12:11 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: from occupied ga

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.


13 posted on 05/30/2012 8:16:25 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: bkopto

You’re right - one more thing to add to the list of ‘stuff dems have given us’...

Chemical soaks baby chothes (fire retardant)

AIDS

Illegal immigration

Chagas Disease

Toilets that don’t flush

Lightbulbs with creepy light...

Teachers that can’t teach

Colleges that cost more than a house

High unemployment

A country that’s broke

etc. etc. etc.

etc. etc. etc.


14 posted on 05/30/2012 8:23:03 AM PDT by GOPJ ( "A Dog In Every Pot" - freeper ETL)
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To: Uncle Ike

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.


15 posted on 05/30/2012 8:25:04 AM PDT by ICCtheWay
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To: heartwood; neverdem
You can get it from eating the crushed bugs - in fruit pulp or juice. Brazilian OJ anyone? hope it’s sufficiently pasteurized.

ping

16 posted on 05/30/2012 8:25:42 AM PDT by GOPJ ( "A Dog In Every Pot" - freeper ETL)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Chagas Disease, thanks bkopto.


17 posted on 05/30/2012 8:28:04 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: heartwood

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.


18 posted on 05/30/2012 8:28:56 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: EEGator

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!


19 posted on 05/30/2012 8:32:05 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: heartwood

3rd world disease for a 1st world country.

We can thank LBJ, Reagan, Clinton, Bush, and The Imposter for that!


20 posted on 05/30/2012 8:33:19 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Clara Lou

I suppose an ‘over willingness to please’ on the part of our ‘government’, greed, or just plain corruption causes U.S. Citizens to have be put in peril of chemical laced and parasite ridden Brazilian OJ, chemicals of all nature in food products from China - even deadly dog and cat foods... How is it in any way good for this country to have such lax import standards? Someone is benefiting but it is not the average citizen.


21 posted on 05/30/2012 8:39:11 AM PDT by ICCtheWay
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To: Hodar
>"Killing Americans that other americans aren’t willing to kill."

Ricky Holder's killing Mexicans just as Fast and Furiously as he can.

22 posted on 05/30/2012 8:39:26 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Uncle Ike

Who knows?

Aids was smuggled into the USA in the rear end of a Hudson.

This new threat may be brought in by fudge packing beetles!


23 posted on 05/30/2012 8:42:28 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: from occupied ga
I thought that the only way you could get this was to be bitten by a reduvid bug,

What is to preclude this from becoming a tick borne disease?

24 posted on 05/30/2012 8:48:26 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The RINOcrat Party is still in charge. There has never been a conservative American government.)
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To: Liz; AuntB

More free benefits from the illegal alien invasion.


25 posted on 05/30/2012 8:58:38 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is a liberal. Just watch him closely try to screw us.)
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To: bkopto

Another step toward population control (if it takes off), and hefty profits for those who find cures or treatment.


26 posted on 05/30/2012 9:09:08 AM PDT by CPO retired
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To: wolfman23601

Well said Wolfman. Need to keep on educating.


27 posted on 05/30/2012 9:11:09 AM PDT by sanjuanbob (Festina Lente)
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To: Carry_Okie

Chagas is transmitted by bugs that excrete while feeding. N. American bugs do not excrete while feeding but there is the possibility that the trypanosome will alter bug behavior - S. American bugs are bolder feeders, prefer the face of humans, and excrete while eating.

Ticks transmit disease by regurgitating into the host’s bloodstream - not much benefit in that for the tick - benefit for the bacteria or protozoa.

Toxoplasmosis changes mouse behavior and quite possibly human behavior and there are a number of weird infections that completely override insect behavior.

All that said, since new infections are decreasing even in the tropics and are associated with thatched roofs and dirt floors, there’s not much likelihood of Chagas becoming a major concern here except for already infected immigrants.


28 posted on 05/30/2012 9:23:27 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: bkopto

The disease - once largely contained to Latin America - has spread into the U.S due to increases in travel and immigration.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2151815/Chagas-disease-New-AIDS-Americas-cause-victims-hearts-explode.html#ixzz1wN3xpb49


29 posted on 05/30/2012 9:26:14 AM PDT by samtheman (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2888480/posts?page=2#2)
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To: SunkenCiv
Chagas is usually transmitted from the bite of blood-sucking insect species called Triatome bugs which release a parasite called Trypanosoma cruzi into the victim's bloodstream. The species includes Triatomids - black wingless beetles about 20mm in length commonly known as 'kissing bugs'. Their closest relative is the Tsetse fly, found in Africa, which spread Sleeping Sickness (where the victim's brain swells).

Much of what is reported in these 2 paragraphs are in error. The first sentence, above, is merely misleading. The vector is the "kissing bug", Triatoma. The protozoa is released into the blood stream, not the triatoma (a true 'bug",Order Hemiptera).

Triatoma is not a beetle. The beetle is a member of the Order Coleoptera. The triatoma is a member of the Order Hemiptera. Triatoma is not closely related to the Tsetse fly. The Tsetse fly is a member of the Order Diptera.

These parasitic organisms are Tripanosoma cruzi (Chagas disease, in the Americas) and Tripansoma gambiensis (African Sleeping Sickness, African).

30 posted on 05/30/2012 9:29:31 AM PDT by Texas Songwriter (Ia)
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To: heartwood

Man, I just got addicted to this Mexican fruit juice, it’s 35% juice, not like the American crap that is usually no more than 5%. Think I am going to get “chagas” now?


31 posted on 05/30/2012 9:30:45 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: heartwood
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.

Yick. I didn't know that. Thoroughly nasty disease. Isn't that what some people think killed Darwin?

32 posted on 05/30/2012 9:37:38 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: heartwood
Chagas is transmitted by bugs that excrete while feeding. N. American bugs do not excrete while feeding but there is the possibility that the trypanosome will alter bug behavior -

Fascinating. I thought that all those little black blobs around a tick bite on my dog they were tick poop. So are they dried regurgitated blood?

33 posted on 05/30/2012 9:39:19 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The RINOcrat Party is still in charge. There has never been a conservative American government.)
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To: Hodar
A family friend just came back from college with Scarlet Fever.

I've never even heard of someone having the disease. Anecdotal, to be sure, but troubling.

34 posted on 05/30/2012 9:40:03 AM PDT by wbill
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To: Carry_Okie
What is to preclude this from becoming a tick borne disease?

Considering ticks are found where the disease exists, but haven't become a vector, I'd say some sort of basic incompatibility of the protozooan with the tick's digestive system that isn't present in the kissing bug's digestive system.

35 posted on 05/30/2012 9:41:29 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: NonValueAdded

ha ha ha ha
;-)


36 posted on 05/30/2012 9:44:26 AM PDT by a real Sheila ("Vado a bordo, cazzo!")
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To: ICCtheWay
How is it in any way good for this country to have such lax import standards? Someone is benefiting but it is not the average citizen.

Think "reserve currency." Subsidized trade is a license to print more money.

37 posted on 05/30/2012 9:46:36 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The RINOcrat Party is still in charge. There has never been a conservative American government.)
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To: bkopto
DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT DDT

NO WAIT THAT ACTUALLY WORKS lets try water and mr bubble !

38 posted on 05/30/2012 9:47:55 AM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Any man may make a mistake ; none but a fool will persist in it . { Latin proverb })
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To: from occupied ga

it killed him...47 years later.


39 posted on 05/30/2012 9:55:46 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Mad Dawgg

I have spent my life (since puberty) developing a special type of acupuncture that would work very well on any of these girls......


40 posted on 05/30/2012 10:34:37 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: GOPJ

Thanks for the ping.


41 posted on 05/30/2012 2:17:03 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: Uncle Ike; Mother Abigail; EBH; vetvetdoug; Smokin' Joe; Global2010; Battle Axe; null and void; ...
The headline is nonsensical — the disease has no relation, or similarity to, AIDS, in symptomology, or means of transmission...

Chagas Disease: “The New HIV/AIDS of the Americas”

There are additional parallels. Chagas disease has emerged as an important blood transfusion–related risk throughout the Americas just as HIV/AIDS did in the early 1980s, prior to the implementation of widespread blood screening and testing [18]–[20]. Moreover, mother-to-child transmission leading to congenital Chagas disease and other adverse neonatal outcomes is increasingly recognized [21]–[24] (Table 2). Both congenital Chagas disease and HIV/AIDS have a recognized clinical syndrome [21], [25], with adverse birth outcomes as well as deleterious maternal effects in pregnancy [22], [23], [26]. During pregnancy, the rate of vertical transmission of T. cruzi infection is approximately 5% (although some investigators believe the rate could be as high as 10%), whereas it is 15%–40% for untreated HIV/AIDS [27] and 1%–2% for mothers who receive antiretroviral therapy [28]. The Pan American Health Organization estimates that there are over 14,000 cases of congenital Chagas disease in Latin America [29], with 2,000 newborns infected annually in North America alone [24], compared to 36,000 pediatric HIV/AIDS cases in Latin America [15].

FReepmail me if you want on or off my combined microbiology/immunology ping list.

The Daily Mail website crashed on me twice, so I gave up on it, but the titles look awfully similar.

42 posted on 05/30/2012 3:00:29 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: Clara Lou
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.

You lucked out...

43 posted on 05/30/2012 3:17:18 PM PDT by GOPJ ( "A Dog In Every Pot" - freeper ETL)
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To: neverdem

You are so correct! It looks like another attempt to draw attention from the fact that AIDS is behaviorally spread. In the case of AIDS, if you avoid the risky behavior, you will avoid the disease. An arthropod-borne disease is much harder to avoid if you live in an endemic area. I give blood regularly and they do ask if you have ever had Chaga’s disease as a part of the medical history, but the chances of infection by receiving blood from an infected donor is much less than acquiring the infection from the bite of the “kissing bug”.


44 posted on 05/30/2012 5:55:30 PM PDT by srmorton (Deut. 30 19: "..I have set before you life and death,....therefore, choose life..")
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To: neverdem

You are so correct! It looks like another attempt to draw attention from the fact that AIDS is behaviorally spread. In the case of AIDS, if you avoid the risky behavior, you will avoid the disease. An arthropod-borne disease is much harder to avoid if you live in an endemic area. I give blood regularly and they do ask if you have ever had Chaga’s disease as a part of the medical history, but the chances of infection by receiving blood from an infected donor is much less than acquiring the infection from the bite of the “kissing bug”.


45 posted on 05/30/2012 5:55:43 PM PDT by srmorton (Deut. 30 19: "..I have set before you life and death,....therefore, choose life..")
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To: neverdem

when a country is invaded literally by 3rd world people..
Whaddya expect?


46 posted on 05/30/2012 9:51:29 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: EEGator

That is one regal retinue there!


47 posted on 05/30/2012 9:57:12 PM PDT by kevao
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To: TheRhinelander

That’s what you think. Bugs can travel in/on anything. Airline Luggage, Wheels on a plane a bus or car, in a vehicle, in/or on a person.

Thy didn’t die this year and we have got Brazilians and central Americans by the boatload, good luck with loving New England!


48 posted on 05/30/2012 9:57:42 PM PDT by acapesket
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