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There are 17 different types of Neglected Tropical Diseases NTDs NTDs are a group of parasitic and bacterial diseases that cause substantial illness for more than one billion people globally WHO They have very high effect on people who are poor causing physical impairment and cognitive development The physical impairment and cognitive development makes it hard for farmers to farm and people that are affected unable to earn money to live because they cannot leaving he poor in the cycle of povertyDoctor Carlos Riberiro Justiniano Chagas discovered the Chagas diseases naming the disease after him Chagas Disease known as American Trypanosomiasis is a diseases that is caused by a parasite named Trypanosoma cruzi it is the leading etiology of non-ischemic heart disease worldwide which could be life-threatening It is transmitted by the faecs of the triatomine insect known as the kissing bug It call also be transmitted through blood transfusions organ transplantations and contaminated food and drinks This disease is found mainly in Latin America which is ranked as one of the most serious parasitic disease in Latin America Almost 30 of patients with the disease developed life-threatening complication Nearly 10 millions of people are affected worldwide by Chagas more than 25 million is at risk of getting this disease Chagas disease has three established phases acute indeterminate and chronic The acute phase is when the person was infected with T cruzi Indeterminate Phase is the latent phase of disease subsequent to the acute phase The person infected can be in the indeterminate phases for more than ten years before going into the chronic phase Chronic phase forms cardiac abnormalities and in this phases most infected will not have any signs or symptoms of having the disease People who are infected with Chagas are unaware that they have an infection infections that are left untreated can last until that person dies
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