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Paraguay’s First Satellite Deployed From Space Station – Will Help Track a Tiny, Life-Threatening Parasite


Paraguay’s First Satellite Deployed From Space Station – Will Help Track a Tiny, Life-Threatening Parasite On March 14, the Paraguayan Space Agency (AEP) deployed a satellite from the International Space Station to help track a tiny parasite that causes Chagas disease. The satellite, Guaranisat-1, is the first developed and put into orbit by Paraguay. An estimated 8 million people in Mexico, Central America, and South America have Chagas disease, which if untreated can be life-threatening. Large-scale population movements from rural to urban areas of Latin America and other parts of the world have increased the geographic distribution of the disease.   More



(Source: SciTechDaily - Apr 5)

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