Diseases exist since humans inhabit the planet. With the passage of time, some disappeared or managed to be eradicated but others continue among us causing us ills. Diseases such as bubonic plague, measles, cholera or smallpox transformed the world, and when they became epidemics they left destruction and social upheaval. But there are still very old infectious diseases, thousands of years old, that remain among us. There are the 3 infectious diseases that you can find in Latin America
Chagas disease is one of the autochthonous diseases of Latin America that was discovered by the Brazilian physician Carlos Chagas in 1909. It is caused by the Trypanosoma cruzi parasite that is transmitted by the bite of an infected insect known as a "bug" or "chinche gaucha". , "chinche besucona", "chupadora", "voladora", "barbeiros", "chipos".
Chagas is a typical disease of the American region. It has been discovered that mummies up to 9,000 years old had an enlarged heart and the DNA of the parasite was detected. Chagas disease, which affects the heart, can also spread through contaminated food, a blood transfusion, a donated organ or from mother to child during pregnancy. Chagas disease can be fatal because it can cause heart disease, chronically affecting the heart.