After two years of investigation in Lassance (Minas Gerais - Brazil) and Manguinhos (Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Carlos Chagas described, in 1909, the disease named after him (Chagas disease) as much as the etiological agent (Trypanosoma) and the carrier (hematophagous insects, Triatoma infestans). The deed of discovering all the links in the epidemiological chain of an infectious disease was absolutely unprecedented in history of Medicine.
This database is named as a tribute from CNPq to the Brazilian naturalist, physician and sanitarian Carlos Chagas.
(Access the site "Doença de Chagas", from Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, for more information.)