Mia Maestro Raises Awareness of Latin American Disease
The disease infects around 12 million people in Central and South America and causes high fever, swelling, an inflamed heart and enlarged spleens, livers and lymph nodes. Every year, 50,000 people will die from the illness.
Maestro says, "Chagas is a disease that I grew up hearing about because my mom is from the north of Argentina. I'm very familiar with it, but I had no idea few people know about it. So whatever I can do to raise awareness, I'll do it."
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