Carlos Chagas

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About Carlos Chagas Carlos Justiniano Ribeiro Chagas, or Carlos Chagas (Portuguese pronunciation: ˈkaʁlus ˈʃaɡɐs; July 9, 1879, Oliveira, Minas Gerais, Brazil – November 8, 1934, Rio de Janeiro), was a Brazilian physician. He discovered Chagas disease, also called American trypanosomiasis in 1909, while working at the Oswaldo Cruz Institute in Rio de Janeiro. Chagas’ work is unique in the history of medicine, because he was the only researcher so far to describe completely a new infectious disease: its pathogen, vector (Triatominae), host, clinical manifestations and epidemiology.

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Rank Name Total
1. Santos Dumont 99734
2. Olavo de Carvalho 40572
3. Oswaldo Cruz 35981
4. Carlos Chagas 16002
5. Adolfo Lutz 16000
6. Vital Brasil 16000
7. Miguel Nicolelis 12000
8. Emídio Brasileiro 10543
9. Drauzio Varella 10000
10. Adib Jatene 6670

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18. Omar Khayyam 18722
19. A. Ahad Mohmand 18707
20. Mohsen Sazegara 18086
21. Nikolai Amosov 17522
22. Carlos Chagas 16002
23. Adolfo Lutz 16000
24. Vital Brasil 16000
25. Henri Coanda 13556
26. Alfred Nobel 13529

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