Disease You've Likely Never Heard of Costs US Millions

Little-known Chagas disease sucks $900M a year

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 12, 2013 4:43 AM CST | Updated Feb 16, 2013 1:00 PM CST

(Newser) – A little-known parasitic disease from Latin America costs the US economy $900 million a year, the New York Times reports, even though you've probably never heard of Chagas disease. To put the figure in perspective, the much more publicized Lyme disease costs the US...   Read full story »


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