Pregnant women can pass on the parasites to their unborn children. Eating uncooked food that contains the parasites can also lead to infection. Working in an area where other creatures known to have the disease, such as raccoons, can increase the risk of contracting Chagas. There have also been some cases where medical lab workers have been exposed to the parasites and contracted the disease.
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