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    El fruto del A?a? tambi?n transmite mal de Chagas
    8 Ene 2019 - 4:50 PM
    Rodrigo de Oliveira Andrade /

    Google translation:

    The A?a? fruit also transmits Chagas disease
    8 Jan 2019 - 4:50 PM
    Rodrigo de Oliveira Andrade /

    Two studies corroborate that the popular a?a? artisan juice is a source of oral transmission of the disease. That is why it is necessary to subject it to pasteurization processes.
    Fruit of the Acai. Railson Wallace / Wikipedia.

    The artisan juice of a?a? - the fruit of a palm tree (Euterpe oleracea) that grows in the wild in the rainforest of the North region of Brazil - would be one of the main sources of infection by Trypanosoma cruzi, a parasite that causes Chagas disease. Two Brazilian studies.

    The disease affects around 8 million people in the world, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), and is transmitted by an insect known by various names in Latin America (chinche, chirimacha, barber). It manifests itself in the first months after infection. The majority of cases do not present symptoms, which makes early diagnosis difficult. When the disease evolves to the chronic phase, it causes cardiac and digestive complications...