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Loyola biology professor addresses Argentinean conference

October 24, 2008

Patricia Dorn, Ph.D., associate professor of biology, has been invited to give a major address at the Eighth Argentinean Congress of Protozoology and Parasitic Disease, to be held Nov. 2-5, in Rosario, Argentina.

Dorn's presentation, “Globalization of Chagas Disease: An update on Trypanosoma cruzi infection in the United States,” will address her finding of the first locally-acquired human case of infection with the Chagas parasite in Louisiana, and the sixth ever in the United States.

She will also discuss her collaborative work on Chagas in animals, such as dogs and kissing bug insects, which help spread the parasite, and she will meet with other Chagas researchers from throughout South America.

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