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1

What disease does the rijuvid Bug cause ?

T. Cruzi is transmitted through the rejuvid bug and causes Chagas disease.

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What is chagas disease characterized by ?

Romanas sign which marks the acute phase of the disease. It is a edema of palpebre

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What happens in the chronic phase of chagas disease ?

Can Occure Decades Later

GI toxicity- Megacolon and mega esophagus / 

cardiac toxicity- Cardiac Failure, Arrhythmias and Heart Block . 

4

How is african and american sleeping sickness different ?

American is the Rejuvid Bug and African is the Tetsie Fly

African Causes Trypanisome Cancers and Mainly manifests as a neurologic condition

Insomnia and restlessness and personality change

5

Ochocerciasis 

Nodules over bony prominances

Conjuctavitis 

Lizard Skin 

River Blindness

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Tungiasis 

Burrowing Flea, Gets in African Kids feet and causes irritation

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