When Jenny Sanchez was pregnant, she asked her doctor in Virginia to test her for Chagas, also known as the “kissing bug disease.” She was worried about passing it onto her son and putting him at risk for heart failure one day. – See more at: http://lasocha.org/en/news-and-events/#sthash.EOsTbYm1.dpuf
No doubt that Chagas disease has changed with globalization. In the United States a significant number of cases are not yet identified. In an article published by Dr. Bern and Dr. Montgomery in 2009 it estimated that there are approximately 300,000 cases of Chagas-infected patients living in the United States.