The kissing bug invades the u.s…. by geri ungurean – rapture yeast infection ready

Many of us have been wondering about diseases which may yeast infection side effects be brought into the U.S. By illegal immigrants. Little did we know that deadly bugs never seen in yeast infection side effects our country have now invaded half of our states. These bugs come from mexico, central america and south america. And the kissing bug carries a deadly disease called chagas.

Chagas, a parasitic disease, is the latest invisible killer infection to be recognized as yeast infection side effects a growing threat here. The infection is transmitted by the triatomine bug, known as the “kissing” bug. The bugs infect people through bites—often near the eyes or mouth—or when their infected feces are accidentally rubbed into eyes yeast infection side effects or mucous membranes. Some transmission occurs from mother to child during pregnancy. Occasionally, transmission is through contaminated food or drink.

Most people in the U.S. With chagas disease probably became infected as children, living in latin america. The infection often has few symptoms early on, but after several decades, strikes fatally, often with sudden death from heart disease. I suspect that, similar to lyme disease, the magnitude of disease and deaths from the protozoan parasite, trypanosoma cruzi, which causes chagas disease, is unrecognized in the U.S.

In latin america, however, up to 12 million people might be infected, with a third going on to develop life-threatening heart complications. Chagas is a major cause of congestive heart failure and yeast infection side effects cardiac deaths, with an estimated 11,000 people dying annually, according to the WHO.

There are an estimated 300,167 people with trypanosoma cruzi infection the U.S., including 40,000 pregnant women in north america. There are 30,000-45,000 cardiomyopathy cases and 63-315 congenital infections each year. Most of the people come from mexico, el salvador, guatemala, honduras, or argentina; bolivia has the highest rate of chagas in the world.

But in the U.S., we don’t often think of chagas. Even as an infectious disease physician, I’ve never treated anyone with it, and it is not on my radar. So when a physician sees a patient who may have yeast infection side effects come to the U.S. As a child, and now has diabetes and hypertension, he or she is likely to attribute the heart disease yeast infection side effects to that and not look for infection. In fact, though, there are large pockets of undiagnosed disease. For example, a survey in los angeles of patients with a new yeast infection side effects diagnosis of cardiomyopathy who had lived in latin america for yeast infection side effects at least a year, found 19% had chagas disease, and they had a worse prognosis than those without the yeast infection side effects infection.

There are other reasons chagas is overlooked. One is that chagas is not a reportable disease except yeast infection side effects in four states, and texas only began reporting in 2010. Most cases here have been detected by screening of blood yeast infection side effects donations, which has found about 1 in every 27,500 donors to be infected, according to CDC. However, a 2014 survey showed “one in every 6,500 blood donors tested positive for exposure to the parasite yeast infection side effects that causes chagas disease.” A map of positive donations is here. While the triatome bugs are most common in the southern yeast infection side effects half of the U.S., they are actually quite widespread, as shown here.

Much bigger barriers to diagnosis are social and cultural. Many patients lack health insurance. Others are undocumented immigrants fearing deportation. Health literacy and language barriers are huge. There is a stigma associated with the diagnosis, as there is for many patients with TB, as chagas is associated with poverty and poor living conditions. As daisy hernández noted in her excellent story in the yeast infection side effects atlantic, “it’s hard, if not impossible, for moms with chagas and no health insurance to see yeast infection side effects the doctors who would connect them to the CDC,” and “patients don’t necessarily have savings in case they have adverse reactions yeast infection side effects to the medication and can’t work.”

There are pockets of chagas in the states, including los angeles, the washington metropolitan area, and the texas border, where there are large immigrant communities from endemic areas. But I suspect that with climate change, we’ll see more chagas in the southwest U.S., as more triatomine bugs are found further north. One recent study found more than 60% of the collected bugs carried the trypanosome parasite, up from 40-50% in two similar studies. There are also now seven reports of chagas infection that yeast infection side effects are clearly autochthonous, or locally acquired.

University of pennsylvania researcher michael levy has shown that bedbugs yeast infection side effects might be capable of transmitting chagas, but no one has shown that they actually do. Entomologist and wired author gwen pearson nicely explains why bedbugs yeast infection side effects are an unlikely vector and notes that you’re “far more likely to be injured by misusing pesticides to yeast infection side effects try to exterminate” them.

There’s more bad news. Treatment for chagas is effective if given early in infection, although with significant side effects. There is no effective treatment for late stages of gastrointestinal yeast infection side effects or cardiac disease. A newly released study showed that benznidazole was no more yeast infection side effects effective than placebo in reducing cardiac complications, even though it reduced levels of parasites in the blood.

The two drugs available to treat chagas, benznidazole and nifurtimox, are not yet FDA approved and are only available through yeast infection side effects the CDC under investigational protocols. Both carry significant side effects. Treatment of children with early chagas is generally effective but, as with many drugs, treatment is hampered by lack of data on pediatric dosing yeast infection side effects and limited formulations. There is little research funding for new drug development, with less than US $1 million (0.04% of R&D funding dedicated to neglected diseases) focused on new drugs for chagas disease, according to the drugs for neglected diseases initiative (dndi).

Where do we go from here? The most immediate and cost-effective proposals are to increase surveillance for disease and screening yeast infection side effects of high-risk populations. Since the most effective treatment is given early in the yeast infection side effects course of infection, screening of pregnant women and children is a priority, as is education for these women and ob-gyn physicians.

While there is no effective treatment for advanced disease, efforts are underway to develop a vaccine against chagas. The national school of tropical medicine at baylor college of yeast infection side effects medicine just received a boost from a $2.6 million grant from the carlos slim foundation for their yeast infection side effects initiative. Source

This morning, one of our dogs was chasing a bug and then yeast infection side effects ate it before I could get to him. Although I am not certain that it was one of yeast infection side effects these deadly bugs, because I found one on our porch just days ago, I called our vet. Our vet said to bring buddy over immediately because this yeast infection side effects bug can cause severe neurological symptoms in dogs.

Brethren, although I do feel compassion for those in various other yeast infection side effects countries who have contracted chagas disease, I cannot express the anger I feel because the leftists yeast infection side effects in our congress care not for the american people and yeast infection side effects have refused to build a wall along our border. The wall may not have protected us from any of yeast infection side effects these bugs or people carrying “chagas,” but I believe that it would have made a huge yeast infection side effects difference in slowing this down in our country.

To say that I was shocked would still be an yeast infection side effects understatement. When I got this gentleman on the phone, I began to tell him that I was a freelance yeast infection side effects writer, presently doing research on the kissing bug which had been yeast infection side effects spotted in the balt/wash area. I told him that most of these insects carried chagas yeast infection side effects disease which could be fatal. When I told him that america had never had to yeast infection side effects battle this very dangerous insect in the past; and that they came from mexico, central and south america – the editor was enraged!

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