Neglected tropical diseases

Artwork donated by Mr Favre-Mossier

'Donde Como' (Where Now)
'Donde Como' (Where Now) by Nestor Favre-Mossier

Artist's impression of how the infected triatomine bug transmits the parasite (Trypanosoma cruzi). As the bug bites an exposed area of the skin, it defecates close to that bite. The parasites enter the body when the person bitten by the bug instinctively reacts to the bite and smears the infected faeces of the bug into the bite. Infection can also occur when the faeces comes into contact with the eyes, the mouth or into any skin break.

'Mala Sangre' (Bad Blood)
'Mala Sangre' (Bad Blood) by Nestor Favre-Mossier

Artist's impression of the microscopic image of the parasite, the Trypanosoma cruzi.

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