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Deadly Chagas Infection a Growing U.S. Threat

Chagas disease, a potentially fatal parasitic infection, has recently emerged in the United States, striking tens of thousands. Spread by insects, the disease has plagued Latin America for decades. Reporter Sandy Hausman traveled to Honduras to see what's being done about it.

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Sandy Hausman joined our news team in 2008 after honing her radio skills in Chicago. Since then, she's won several national awards for her reporting from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Society of Environmental Journalists, the Radio, Television and Digital News Association and the Public Radio News Directors' Association.