Definition of Chagas' disease in English:

Chagas' disease

Syllabification: Cha·gas' dis·ease
Pronunciation: /ˈSHägəs diˌzēz
 
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noun

A disease caused by trypanosomes transmitted by bloodsucking bugs, endemic in South America and causing damage to the heart and central nervous system.
More example sentences
  • The medical aid agency specifically asked them for the overall resources devoted to malaria, tuberculosis, sleeping sickness, Chagas' disease, and leishmaniasis.
  • Why have these partnerships ignored the most neglected diseases, such as kala-azar, Chagas' disease, and sleeping sickness?
  • The DNDi is determined to make available a handful of drugs for diseases like sleeping sickness, Chagas' disease and leishmaniasis.

Origin

early 20th century: named after Carlos Chagas (1879–1934), the Brazilian physician who first described it.

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