publication . Article . 2012

Triatomines in dwellings and outbuildings in an endemic area of Chagas disease in northeastern Brazil

Antonio Fernando Viana de Assis Lima;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2012 Journal: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical (issn: 1678-9849, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical (SBMT)
INTRODUCTION: The present study identified the triatomines collected in intra and peri-domestic environments, observed the occurrence of Trypanosoma cruzi infection in triatomines and correlated this information with housing conditions and the fauna associated with the rural areas of the City of Itabaianinha, located in the State of Sergipe, Brazil. METHODS: Quarterly visits were conducted between March 2009 and March 2010, and the homes to be visited for the active search of insects were determined by random selection. In each housing unit, the insects were collected by a manual search with a metal clip and flashlight to inspect openings and cavities, with a co...
free text keywords: Chagas disease, Endemic area, Brazil, Doença de Chagas, Panstrongylus megistus, Área endemica, Sergipe, Brasil, Arctic medicine. Tropical medicine, RC955-962, Microbiology (medical), Parasitology, Infectious Diseases, Veterinary medicine, Fauna, Virology, Socioeconomics, Triatominae, biology.organism_classification, biology, Rural area, Intestinal contents, medicine.disease, medicine, Infestation, medicine.disease_cause
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