Cha|gas' disease

Cha|gas' disease
Cha|gas' disease «CHAH guhs, SHAH»,
a form of trypanosomiasis, occurring in South America: »

The Triatomas, close relatives of the assassin bugs, spread the trypanosome of Chagas' disease, a serious affliction of man in South America (Scientific American).

[< Carlos Chagas, 1879-1934, a Brazilian physician, who discovered its cause]

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