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Cure in Sight for Kissing Bug's Bite, Vanderbilt University and Meharry Medical College Study


2/15/2013 7:30:52 AM

Chagas disease, a deadly tropical infection caused by the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi and transmitted by biting insects called "kissing bugs," has begun to spread around the world, including the U.S. Yet current treatment is toxic and limited to the acute stage.

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