Chagas

Dr. Sheba Meymandi, center, of the Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, which specializes in Chagas' disease, talks with a patient at a health fair who is getting blood drawn to test for the disease. About 1 in 100 Latin American immigrants whom the center tests has the disease, which can trigger strokes and heart failure in people as young as 30.

( Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times / July 7, 2012 )

Dr. Sheba Meymandi, center, of the Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, which specializes in Chagas' disease, talks with a patient at a health fair who is getting blood drawn to test for the disease. About 1 in 100 Latin American immigrants whom the center tests has the disease, which can trigger strokes and heart failure in people as young as 30.

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