Vector blood meals and chagas disease transmission potential, United States

Lori Stevens, Patricia L. Dorn, Julia Hobson, Nicholas M. de la Rua, David E. Lucero, John H. Klotz, Justin O. Schmidt, Stephen A. Klotz

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)646-649
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Stevens, L., Dorn, P. L., Hobson, J., de la Rua, N. M., Lucero, D. E., Klotz, J. H., Schmidt, J. O., & Klotz, S. A. (2012). Vector blood meals and chagas disease transmission potential, United States. Emerging infectious diseases, 18(4), 646-649. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1804.111396