The Cure - Episode 2: Tackling Chagas Disease with Insecticidal Paint

Exploring the impact of Chagas disease, this episode of The Cure introduces insecticidal paint as a new technology to combat the parasitic illness.

00:00:00 In this episode of The Cure, Dr. Joff Lacy explores a potential solution to Chagas disease, a parasitic illness affecting millions in Central and South America.

🦠 Chagas disease is a parasitic illness found in rural regions of Central and South America, infecting over 10 million people.

πŸͺ³ The disease is caused by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, which is transmitted by the triamine bug known as vinca.

⏰ Chagas disease has an acute phase lasting 2 months with mild symptoms, followed by a chronic stage that can occur years later.

00:01:03 In this episode, the expert Abraham explores the deadly vuka insect and its impact on the heart and digestive organs. No vaccine is available.

🐜 The vuka insect can cause intestinal and cardiac disorders, leading to heart failure and sudden death.

πŸ’‰ There is currently no vaccine for the vuka insect.

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ”¬ Abraham is an expert on the vuka insect and assures that we won't be bitten during this time of day.

00:02:14 The Cure - Episode 2: Parasite Paint explores the devastating impact of Chagas disease in communities and the work of Dr. P Mato in Bolivia.

πŸ” Chagas disease has had a devastating impact on communities like oriti, with up to 80% of the population affected.

πŸ’” The pain and suffering caused by Chagas disease infection is severe.

🩺 Dr. P Mato has been working in Bolivia for the past 15 years to combat Chagas disease.

00:03:19 A new technology of insecticidal paint has been developed to combat a parasitic disease. It is more sophisticated and contains embedded micro capsules that release insecticides over several years, allowing for lower chemical concentration and the use of multiple pesticides.

🎨 A new technology called biopolymeric microcapsulation has been developed as an advanced form of insecticidal paint to combat chuga disease.

πŸ”¬ This new paint contains insecticides embedded within microcapsules, allowing for a slow release over 2 to 4 years and lower concentration of chemicals.

🌈 By using this paint, multiple different pesticides can be utilized simultaneously, even if they are not compatible when mixed together in traditional insecticidal paints.

00:04:28 In this episode, the team sprays homes to combat a disease. Each home costs $200 to paint, funded by various organizations and donors. Over 15 years, 6,000 homes in 93 communities have been treated, reducing new cases of the disease.

✨ Financial support from organizations and donors has enabled the treatment of 6,000 homes in 93 communities, resulting in a significant decrease in new cases of Chagas disease.

πŸ’ͺ Each home costs approximately $200 to paint, making the treatment affordable and accessible to the communities.

🐜 Insightful discovery: The insect that causes Chagas disease does not bite, leading to a better understanding of prevention methods.

00:05:34 In this episode of The Cure, a new paint is used to combat insect-borne diseases in Ghana. It clears the house of insects within 24 hours.

🏑 Using a specialized paint, houses can be effectively cleared of insects within 24 hours, providing protection against diseases like Chaga, Dengue fever, and malaria.

🌍 This innovative solution is being utilized in communities in Ghana to combat the spread of insect-borne diseases.

πŸͺ³ The paint has shown remarkable success in eliminating pests, improving the living conditions of households and preventing illnesses.

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