Are you planning to go on a trip to the dense forests of South America? Or have you planned for extended hiking andcamping in Central America with friends?  Then, you may be at risk of the infamous Chagas’ Disease.Chagas Disease

Transmitted by an insect known as Triatoma, which usually bites its victims at night. After biting, the Trypanosoma cruzi parasite enters your bloodstream and affects your organ tissues, commonly the heart.

Found in forest ecosystems and poorly built houses, including huts as well as cabins, the Triatoma insect is commonly known as ‘barbeiro’ in Portuguese or ‘vinchuca’ in Spanish. In North America, people know it as the ‘assassin bug’ or ‘conenose bug’, but it does not carry the disease in the U.S. or Canada.

As per the statistics of the World Health Organization (WHO), the Chagas’ Disease affects between 17-18 million people. The disease mostly spreads with the increase of migration to urban and suburban populations and rising deforestation. Many countries in the region now have effective health education and eradication programs. For example, Uruguay and Chile have been declared totally free of Chagas’ Disease. Although the Triatoma is still present in these two nations, there is no reliable evidence that the insect is still transmitting the parasite.)

Chagas DiseaseAround 10% of individuals infected with Chagas’ disease experience an acute phase, but for most of them, it is a silent infection showing up several years later often mimicking chronic heart conditions, or as gastrointestinal complexities.

If you are low on money and planning to stay in low-quality accommodations, use a bed net to protect yourself. Bed nets can keep you safe at night from Triatoma insect.

Make sure you properly check the room like behind the picture frames, in furniture cupboards, and along baseboards for any evidence of this insect. You may also need to spray the room with effective insecticide.

For more detailed information about the effective prevention methods and the transmission, patterns visit reliable online pharmacies and get travel Medicines in Greenwich.