Trypanosoma cruzi

Trypanosoma cruzi is a protozoan flagellate which belongs to the Trypanosomatidae. It is a elongated spiral shaped parasite which causes Chagas-disease in Latin America.

Trypanosoma cruzi is transmitted to humans by the faeces of the kissing bug.

For a successful inactivation of parasites, specific disinfectants effective against parasites are required.

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