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What happens to blood donors who test positive for Chagas disease?
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    Fast facts -- Chagas disease background -- Blood donor screening -- Are positive blood donors receiving evaluation and treatment? -- Possible barriers preventing positive donors from seeking evaluation and treatment -- Physician lack of awareness of Chagas disease -- Resources for Chagas disease blood donor counseling in the United States.

    CDC estimates 300,000 or more Trypanosoma cruzi-infected individuals of Hispanic origin currently live in the United States.

    Despite being counseled to seek medical care, only approximately 11% of Chagas seropositive blood donors have contacted CDC for consultation regarding treatment.

    Chagas disease may be life threatening even when the patient feels well. Evaluation and treatment can be life saving.


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