- Protozoan parasite causes S. American trypanosomiasis (Chagas’ Disease).
- Transmitted in rural Latin America when feces of infected "kissing bug" (species Rhodnius or triatomine bug) are inoculated through insect bite wound or through mucous membrane.
- Also present in zoonotic reservoirs/insect vectors in southern U.S. but transmission to humans rare.
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