Global cost for Chagas' disease estimated at $7B

02/13/2013 | National Public Radio

The global cost of Chagas' disease has reached about $7 billion a year, greater than similar estimates for cervical cancer and cholera, according to an analysis in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases. In the U.S., costs linked to the disease could be as high as $800 million a year. The study illustrates the need to devote more resources to addressing the illness, a researcher said.

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