Chagas Disease

Organism One of two diseases cause by Trypanosome parasites Transmission Via the triotimine bugs (bite at night) – blood sucking reduvids –transmit when faeces come into contact with blood/mucosal surfaces. Epidemiology Caused by Trypanosome cruzi...

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Cholera

Organism vibrio cholerae (gram negative) incubation- avg 3 days Transmission Faecal – oral Small infecting dose may lead to carrier state Large infecting dose will lead to overt disease. Epidemiology May become endemic where...

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