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.)