Goal and Learning Outcomes

The goal of this program is to provide healthcare professionals with information about Chagas disease, which has been labeled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as one of the five neglected parasitic diseases in the United States. The disease has been targeted for public health action based on the severity of the illness and the number of people infected. The other four neglected parasitic diseases include neurocysticercosis, toxocariasis, toxoplasmosis, and trichomoniasis. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the causes, transmission, and symptoms of Chagas disease.
  • Discuss why Chagas disease has become a public health problem in the United States.
  • Explain why most healthcare professionals are unaware of one of the most common causes of congestive heart failure and sudden death in the world.

Course Authors

Accreditation Information


In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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