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Date: 05/31/12 11:30 AM

15 Responses to Move Over AIDS, Chagas Is Here [Pic+]

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    jamie76 Male 30-39
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    May 31, 2012 at 11:58 am
    Link: Move Over AIDS, Chagas Is Here - Chagas: Is tropical disease really the new AIDS?Because the old AIDS was so 1980s, you know.
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    InTheNameOf Male 30-39
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    May 31, 2012 at 12:08 pm
    can not *clicky clicky* the linky linky
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    mon360 Male 13-17
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    May 31, 2012 at 12:19 pm
    aw hell naw
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    May 31, 2012 at 12:22 pm
    "It`s called the kissing bug. When it ingests your blood, it excretes the parasite at the same time. When you wake up and scratch the itch, the parasite moves into the wound and you`re infected."

    lol... not funny though, f*ck blood sucking insects and their awful, awful ways
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    May 31, 2012 at 12:26 pm
    More than 8 million people have been infected by Chagas, most of them in Latin and Central America. But more than 300,000 live in the United States.

    Huh, that sounds like a lot...

    And 11 percent of pregnant women in Latin America are infected with Chagas, the journal said.

    Wait wtf... ? ... there are around 572 million people in all of Latin America, 11% of that is just shy of 63 million... pregnant women?

    K this is losing credibility
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    May 31, 2012 at 12:33 pm
    even if it was just the pregnant women, assume half of those 68 million are women, and that only 5% of them are pregnant at any given time, that still leaves 2, out of the 8 million supposedly infected, as pregnant women...
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
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    May 31, 2012 at 12:48 pm
    "Wait wtf... ? ... there are around 572 million people in all of Latin America, 11% of that is just shy of 63 million... pregnant women?"

    11% of pregnant women. So, if there are 100 pregnant women, 11 would have Chagas. Stay in school!
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    May 31, 2012 at 1:59 pm
    Ah, gee I made a mistake again.

    K, half of 572 million latin americans are women: 266 million people.

    5% of which are probably pregnant: 13.3 million

    11% of which would have ganja, 1.46 million.

    K that sort of make sense, that still means that 18.25% of all infected are pregnant women...
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    random882 Male 18-29
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    May 31, 2012 at 3:43 pm
    Sensationalism at its best. Just some researchers trying to get their names known. The sky is falling, the sky is falling!
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    BlankTom Male 30-39
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    May 31, 2012 at 4:26 pm
    this reads like a 9th grade book report.
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    RdDan Male 30-39
    759 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 7:56 pm
    Move over AIDS, Cheggers is here

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    phil7243 Male 18-29
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    May 31, 2012 at 10:48 pm
    "11% of which would have ganja"

    Ahhh, so the pregnant women are the dealers. I see
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    June 1, 2012 at 2:21 am
    haha, I don`t know what possessed me to write ganja, lol
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    June 1, 2012 at 3:04 am
    @rdDan
    CHEGGERS! XD

    "But more than 300,000 of the infected live in the United States, many of them immigrants."

    Another reason for the yanks to hate.

    Move over AIDS, Checkers is here

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    Vimto Male 40-49
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    June 1, 2012 at 6:45 am
    Hmm, did a piece on Chagas for my media course as part of my degree. 20 years ago. Nice they`re on top of things.

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