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Transmission of Chagas
Reduviid bug in Central & South America

Rare--entry via conjuctiva resulting in eye edema (Romana's Sign)
Transmission of Babesia
Ixodes tick (deer tick)

Ixodes tick also transmits Borrelia Burdorferi (Lyme Disease)
Vector for Malaria
Anopheles mosquito--responsible for transmission of Plasmodium Vivax, Ovale, Malaria & Falciparum
Transmission of Trypanosoma Brucei Gambiensa (& Rhodesiensa)

disease & symptoms
Tse Tse fly ("african sleeping sickness")

lymphadenopathy, recurrent fevers, dizziness & headaches
frequent sleepiness

gambiensa--more indolent & prgressive
rhodesiensa--more severe & acute
Transmission of Leichmania Donovani

disease & symptoms
sandfly

kala-azar or visceral leichmaniasis (hepatosplenomegaly, anemia & eventual leukopenia) light skinned pt's may present w/ darkened skin