Fondation Merieux

A family foundation dedicated to fighting infectious diseases

Information bulletin on Chagas

8 June 2007, Argentina

From the beginning of 2007, Fondation Mérieux is taking part in a screening and treatment study on Chagas disease in Argentina. Valentina Picot, coordinator of the project for Fondation Mérieux, regularly publishes an information bulletin on this disease available in PDF.

In these bulletins, she explains the stages of the study and informations on Chagas : the reproduction cycle of the parasite, the most affected countries, how to fight the disease… Chagas is a serious disease : it affects more than 16 million people and is responsible of 50 000 deaths, especially in Latin America.

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