The Public Library of Science (PLOS) Journal of Neglected Diseases, a peer-reviewed journal, released an editorial in May about a little-known illness called Chagas. The infectious disease which is transmitted through parasites, can cause substantial damage to the long-term health and quality of life of those afflicted. While the editorial ignited some controversy due to its comparison of the disease to that of the HIV virus, it has managed to attract attention to a disease which has frequently been overlooked despite its prevalence in Latin America.

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