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Chagas outbreak among soldiers in Colombia, Linked to food




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Officials with the Colombian Army reported an outbreak of the parasitic disease, Chagas disease, which infected a number of soldiers at a military base in Cesar, in northern Colombia.

It is reported that two soldiers died while another seven were hospitalized in the ICU. The infections have been linked to the consumption of food.

In this video, I look at the news report, discuss some basics about Chagas disease and talk about the link between acai fruit and juices and Chagas.

Watch the video:

Or listen to the podcast:

Chagas in Black and White

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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