Chagas infectious disease poster Chagas Disease Chaga disease refers to a tropical parasitic ailment instigated by a protozoan known as Trypanosoma Cruzi. The disease is usually spread by organisms known as triatominae. The disease was named after a Brazilian physician, Carlos Chagas, who discovered it. The disease was discovered in the early 1900 in Brazil when a number of slaves and laborers working at a railway firm were noted to suffer from an uncommon ailment. Dr. Chagas did research and discovered a protozoan in the victim’s blood and named it Trypanosoma cruiz.
Sweet amp. Gibbs (2009) state that the Chagas disease can be treated by using either benznidazole or nifurtimox since the two medicines have proven their ability to kill the parasite. The two medicines are efficient for treating the disease if it identified in the early stages of development. People infected with the disease should be treated before the disease starts to develop since anti-parasitic treatment can aid to stop the disease.
The disease is very harmful to the social, political and economic status of the world. An example of the social aspect is that areas that are highly prone to the disease hinder tourism activities. In this regard, the social relationship of people from different parts of the world is curtailed. On the economic aspect, a lot of funds and resources are used to control and treat the disease. For this reason, money that could have been used for profitable economic resources is spent on medication. On the political viewpoint, the disease heightens political temperatures between nations. For instance, when travel advisories are issued on the grounds of controlling the spread of the disease, some countries do not take the motive positively.
The WHO has established several mechanisms to eradicate the disease. For instance, the WHO has increased its funding for research into the means of eradicating the disease. In summary, Chagas disease is an issue of global concern and, therefore all countries should join hands in its control and treatment.
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