ID#: 20181
Captured in the Paraguayan capital city of Asunción, this child exhibited a maculopapular rash about his back, and posterior legs, which proved to have been caused by numerous bites inflicted by triatomine insects, over the course of a single night’s sleep. These blood-sucking insects are disease vectors, capable of transmitting pathogens, in this case, the parasite, Trypanosoma cruzi, which in turn, causes the disease trypanosomiasis, also known as Chagas disease.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ J.R. Gorham
Creation Date: 1966
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