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Acai may be associated with 3 cases of Chagas 'disease in AM

Acai may be associated with 3 cases of Chagas 'disease in AM

The Foundation of Health Surveillance of Amazonas (FVS-AM) confirmed on Tuesday (02/01) the notification of three cases of Chagas Disease Acute by Oral Transmission from the municipality of Lábrea, 702 kilometers (Km) from Manaus. According to a statement released, two patients are under treatment in the state capital and a third is under medical supervision in Lábrea. In addition, two other cases are being investigated.

There is a suspicion that the disease has been contracted through the consumption of contaminated açaí, since the food would have been prepared by small local producers and there is no evidence of commercialization for other cities. However, the FVS-AM and the Municipal Secretariat of Health of Labrea (Semsa-Lábrea) are still investigating this hypothesis.

The president of the Health Surveillance Foundation, Bernardino Albuquerque, reported that the supervision was reinforced in the municipality. "We have been working with this issue of raising awareness and educating these producers." Most of the time, the presence of the barber is eventually crushed along with the açaí. "

What is Chagas Disease?

Chagas disease is transmitted by Trypanosoma cruzi, a parasite of the same family as the African trypanosome, responsible for sleeping sickness. The parasite can be found in the feces of some insects, especially one known as a barber, and is one of the major health problems in South America, Central America and also in Mexico.

from the ingestion of raw food and contaminated with parasite feces, blood transfusion or organ transplants contaminated with the disease, direct contact with the parasite and other animals that are infected. Chagas 'disease can also be congenital, in the case of infected mothers who transmit this disease to their child during pregnancy.

The main goal of treating Chagas' disease is to kill the causative parasite, reduce and relieve symptoms. If the characteristic symptoms of the disease appear, both the acute and chronic phases will require treatment. Early diagnosis is essential, check the symptoms here and seek medical advice if necessary.


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