Vector Blood Meals and Chagas Disease Transmission Potential, United States
Published Date:Apr 2012
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 18(4):646-649.
De La Rua NM
Et Al. Vector Blood Meals And Chagas Disease Transmission Potential
Insect Bites And Stings
Sequence Analysis, DNA
Suggested Citation For This Article: Stevens L
United States. Emerg Infect Dis [serial On The Internet]. 2012 Apr [date Cited]. Http://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid1804.111396
Funding:1R15 A1079672-01A1/PHS HHS/United States
R15 AI079672/AI/NIAID NIH HHS/United States
Description:A high proportion of triatomine insects, vectors for Trypanosoma cruzi trypanosomes, collected in Arizona and California and examined using a novel assay had fed on humans. Other triatomine insects were positive for T. cruzi parasite infection, which indicates that the potential exists for vector transmission of Chagas disease in the United States.
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