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Title: Untangling the transmission dynamics of primary and secondary vectors of Trypanosoma cruzi in Colombia: parasite infection, feeding sources and discrete typing units
Author: Hernández, Carolina
Salazar, Camilo
Brochero, Helena
Teheran, Anibal
Buitrago, Luz Stella
Vera, Mauricio
Soto, Hugo
Florez-Rivadeneira, Zulibeth
Ardila, Sussane
Parra-Henao, Gabriel
Ramírez, Juan
Issue Date: 22-Nov-2016
Keywords: Chagas disease;Secondary vectors;Trypanosoma cruzi
Description: Chagas disease caused by the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, affects about six million people in Latin America. The main transmission mechanism is by insect vectors (stercoralian route). The insects responsible for vector transmission belong to the subfamily Triatominae (Hemiptera: Reduviidae), composed by approximately 140 species of 5 tribes [1]. The natural habitats of triatomines include palm trees, tree holes, cracks in rocks, small caves and other animal shelters.
Abstract: Background: Trypanosoma cruzi is the causative agent of Chagas disease. Due to its genetic diversity has been classified into six Discrete Typing Units (DTUs) in association with transmission cycles. In Colombia, natural T. cruzi infection has been detected in 15 triatomine species. There is scarce information regarding the infection rates, DTUs and feeding preferences of secondary vectors. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine T. cruzi infection rates, parasite DTU, ecotopes, insect stages, geographical location and bug feeding preferences across six different triatomine species
Program: Medicina
Headquarters: Santa Marta
Publisher: Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia, Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Programa de Medicina, Santa Marta, Colombia, 00000
Type: Artículo
CC Licence: Licencia CC
Citation: Hernández, C., Salazar, C. Brochero, H., Teherán, A., Buitrago, L., Vera, M., Soto, H., Florez, Z., Ardila, S., Parra, G., Ramírez, Juan. . (2016). Untangling the transmission dynamics of primary and secondary vectors of Trypanosoma cruzi in Colombia: parasite infection, feeding sources and discrete typing units . Santa Marta: universidad Cooperativa de Colombia.
Resource reference: https://parasitesandvectors.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13071-016-1907-5
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