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Chagas Disease [message #878743] Tue, 29 May 2012 21:16 Go to next message
Werner Keil is currently offline Werner KeilFriend
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Hi,

This sounds quite worrying, though the disease itself does not seem to kill
people directly (but neither does HIV)
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/29/science/spread-of-chagas-is-called-the-new-aids-of-the-americas.html?_r=2&partner=rss&emc=rss

As it seems transfered by mosquitoes or similar insects, it could be
possible to use existing models for Malaria or other vector-borne diseases
if there's demand to model this now or in the near future.

Werner
Re: Chagas Disease [message #879720 is a reply to message #878743] Thu, 31 May 2012 17:58 Go to previous message
Werner Keil is currently offline Werner KeilFriend
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Here another article in Huffington Post:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/30/chagas-disease-tropical-illness-aids-hiv-america_n_1556749.html?utm_source=chrome

And while as mentioned in today's call there may not be immediate need for
action, a factor this article highlights as supporting the spread of the
disease is Climate Change, we saw that mentioned a few times before...
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