Is it coincidence that this and enterovirus showed up about the same time as the recent flood of illegal immigrants/minors? Methinks not.TUESDAY, Nov. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Residents of the southern United States may be at risk for a parasitic infection that can lead to severe heart disease and death, three new studies suggest.
Chagas disease, which is transmitted by "kissing bugs" that feed on the faces of humans at night, was once thought limited to Mexico, Central America and South America.
That's no longer the case, the new research shows.
"We are finding new evidence that locally acquired human transmission is occurring in Texas," said Melissa Nolan Garcia, a research associate at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and the lead author of two of the three studies.