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Chanas Disease is a known as a neglected tropical disease due to a variety of reasons. This disease is from the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi. The world has seen a migration of the disease to areas that are not typical for it. The United States has even seen 300,000 cases Ventura-Garcia, et. al (2013). The migration of it could create a greater health problem than what is currently there. It could however, start to gain awareness and show a need to help those most affected in the tropics. If we could get the citizens of the areas that see the most affected from this disease to see how to properly prevent and treat the disease. This could be as simple as teaching proper sanitation techniques. This would require some set up and need for donated goods to these areas but could greatly impact the area. Once these people are able to see that this disease is preventable maybe they would see that they could overcome this. We would also need to get the pharmaceutical companies to work on getting medications to treat this disease. They

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