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Chagas' disease Line breaks: Cha¦gas' dis|ease
Pronunciation: /ˈtʃɑːɡəs/

Definition of Chagas' disease in English:


[mass noun]
A disease caused by a trypanosome transmitted by bloodsucking bugs, endemic in South and Central America and causing damage to the heart and central nervous system.
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.


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

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