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Description:This child from Panama is suffering from Chagas disease manifested as an acute infection with swelling of the right eye, otherwise known as RomaƱa'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 Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Mae Melvin
Creation Date:1962
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