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Title: Role of Two Triatoma (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Triatominae) Species in the Transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi (Kinetoplastida: Trypanosomatidae) to Man in the West Coast of Mexico
Author: Martinez-Ibarra, J.A.
Barcenas-Ortega, N.M.
Nogueda-Torres, B.
Alejandre-Aguilar, R.
Rodriguez, M.L.
Magallon-Gastelum, E.
Lopez-Martinez, V.
Romero-Napoles, J.
Issue Date: 2001
Abstract: From August 1997 to August 1998, 334 specimens of Triatoma longipennis and 62 of T. picturata were collected in four groups of localities placed in the zone from Guadalajara, Jalisco to Tepic, Nayarit, in the West Coast of Mexico. Most T. longipennis were collected outdoors (69.2%) while most T. picturata (58.1%) were collected indoors. All collected specimens were examined for Trypanosoma cruzi infection, which was detected on 98 (29.3%) T. longipennis and 17 (27.4%) T. picturata. This study confirms the role of T. longipennis and T. picturata as some of the main T. cruzi vectors to humans in Mexico. Habitation Infestation Rate with T. longipennis was of 0.09 and with T. picturata was of 0.03 and the predominating ecotopes were pile of blocks, chicken coops, pigsties, wall crawls and beds.
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