San Antonio resident Candace Stark had never heard of Chagas Disease until she was told she had it.
“About July 2013, I went to donate blood. About six months later I got a letter with the lab report showing I had the antibodies,” she said.
The next problem for Candace was finding a doctor who knew how to deal with Chagas.
“The first one didn’t know much about it himself and sent me to a second one, and he was having to read up on it out of the books,” she said.
Doctors are now playing catch up.