Symptoms of Chagas
A person is considered to have T. cruzi infection when they have acquired the parasite through one of the forms of transmission.
However, in 7 out of 10 cases the parasite does not cause any harm, which means that being a carrier or being infected does not always equate to developing the disease.
Amongst those who do develop Chagas disease, the most frequent problems are:
Heart problems. This occurs in approximately 3 in every 10 people.
Digestive tract problems. This occurs in 1 or 2 in every 10 people.
If the heart or the digestive tract is affected, the most common symptoms are: