ID#: 15814
This 1962 photograph depicted the head and upper torso of a child from Panama, who was suffering from Chagas disease that had manifested as an acute infection, which included swelling of the right eye, otherwise known as Romaña's sign. Chagas Disease is caused by the parasitic protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi, and is transmitted while the insect vector from the family Reduviidae, subfamily Triatominae, is blood-feeding on a human host.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Dr. Mae Melvin
Creation Date: 1962
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.